Kulula B734 at Johannesburg on Apr 24th 2012, engine failure

Last Update: April 25, 2012 / 12:59:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 24, 2012

Airline
Kulula

Flight number
MN-618

Aircraft Registration
ZS-OAP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

A Kulula Boeing 737-400, registration ZS-OAP performing flight MN-618 from Durban to Johannesburg (South Africa), was on approach to Johannesburg when the crew reported an engine (CFM56) had failed, they attempted to relight the engine without success. Due to weather conditions (low cloud) at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport the crew decided to divert to Lanseria Airport where the aircraft landed safely on runway 06L about 30 minutes after aborting the approach to OR Tambo.

Metars OR Tambo:
FAJS 240730Z 03012KT 2700 -DZ BR OVC002 12/12 Q1031 BECMG OVC001 TEMPO 2000
FAJS 240700Z 04008KT 3600 BR OVC002 12/12 Q1031 NOSIG
FAJS 240630Z 05010KT 3200 BR OVC002 12/12 Q1030 NOSIG
FAJS 240600Z 04010KT 3000 BR OVC002 11/11 Q1030 NOSIG
FAJS 240530Z 05011KT 3000 BR OVC002 11/11 Q1030 BECMG OVC001 TEMPO 2000
FAJS 240500Z 05008KT 4000 BR OVC002 11/11 Q1029 NOSIG
FAJS 240430Z 05009KT 4600 BR OVC003 11/11 Q1029 BECMG BKN002 TEMPO 3000
FAJS 240400Z 05008KT 4600 BR BKN003 11/11 Q1029 TEMPO 3000
FAJS 240330Z 05008KT 4800 BR BKN005 11/11 Q1028 TEMPO 3000 BKN004
FAJS 240300Z 04008KT 4700 BR BKN006 11/11 Q1028 TEMPO 3000 BKN005

Metars Lanseria:
FALA 240800Z 03012KT 8000 BKN006 15/13 Q1030 NOSIG
FALA 240700Z 05013KT 8000 BKN008 15/13 Q1029 NOSIG
FALA 240600Z 04007KT 9000 BKN008 15/13 Q1028 TEMPO 5000 BR
FALA 240500Z 05006KT 8000 OVC005 14/13 Q1028 TEMPO 5000 BR
FALA 240400Z 06006KT 9999 BKN005 14/13 Q1027 TEMPO 5000 BR
FALA 240315Z 07005KT 9999 BKN005 14/13 Q1027 TEMPO 5000 BR
FALA 240300Z 07005KT 9999 BKN005 14/13 Q1027 TEMPO 5000 BR
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 24, 2012

Airline
Kulula

Flight number
MN-618

Aircraft Registration
ZS-OAP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

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