Allegiant MD83 near Phoenix on Oct 21st 2012, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: October 24, 2012 / 14:20:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Date of incident
Oct 21, 2012


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An Allegiant McDonnell Douglas MD-83, flight G4-217 from Phoenix Mesa,AZ to Bellingham,WA (USA) with 169 people on board, was climbing out of Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport when the crew reported a tail cone overheat indication prompting them to shut the right hand engine down. The aircraft returned to Mesa Gateway Airport, entered a hold to burn off fuel and landed safely on Mesa's runway 30L about 35 minutes after departure, the crew requested emergency services to follow them to the apron to check for smoke off the tail section.

A replacement MD-83 reached Bellingham with a delay of 3 hours.

A passenger reported the captain announced they had an overheating engine.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 21, 2012


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