Jeju B738 at Busan on Oct 25th 2019, autopilot malfunction

Last Update: October 27, 2019 / 20:52:36 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 25, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Jeju Air

Flight number
7C-207

Aircraft Registration
HL7780

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Jeju Air Boeing 737-800, registration HL7780 performing flight 7C-207 from Busan to Seoul Gimpo (South Korea) with 184 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Busan's runway 36R when the crew stopped the climb at about FL115 due to an autopilot malfunction. The aircraft returned to Busan for a safe landing on runway 36L about 40 minutes after departure.

Passengers reported the aircraft shook and began to strangely roll left and right. Then the cabin lights went off, the captain announced an emergency landing back to Busan.

The airline reported an autopilot problem prompted the crew to revert to manual flight and return to Busan. The problem is under investigation.

South Korea's Ministry of Transport the master control panel would normally show heading and heading numerically however could not be restored to normal function. The severe shaking of the aircraft probably occurred during the transition from autopilot to manual flying.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 25, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Jeju Air

Flight number
7C-207

Aircraft Registration
HL7780

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Article source

You can read 4 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber?
Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Free newsletter

Want to know more and stay ahead? Get our free weekly newsletter and join 4942 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and confirm that you've read our privacy policy.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

Virtual Speech logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Get updates

Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 4942 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and that you've read our privacy policy.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways