UTAir B738 near Kaunas on Jul 8th 2019, air conditioning system problem

Last Update: July 8, 2019 / 21:39:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 8, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
UTAir

Flight number
UT-705

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BDH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A UTAir Boeing 737-800, registration VQ-BDH performing flight UT-705 from Moscow Vnukovo (Russia) to Berlin Tegel (Germany), was enroute at FL360 about 20nm west of Kaunas (Lithuania) when the crew decided to descend the aircraft to FL310 and return to Moscow due to problems with the air conditioning systems. The aircraft landed safely back in Vnukovo about 75 minutes later.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration VQ-BQR reached Berlin with a delay of about 5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Moscow about 10.5 hours after landing.

The airline reported the crew assessed the situation quickly and correctly and acted professinally in returning the aircraft to Moscow after problems with the air conditioning systems.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 8, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
UTAir

Flight number
UT-705

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BDH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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