American B738 near McAllen on Dec 26th 2019, suspected fuel leak and smoke in cabin

Last Update: December 27, 2019 / 21:58:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 26, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2350

Aircraft Registration
N359PX

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N359PX performing flight AA-2350 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) to Mexico City (Mexico) with 160 passengers and 6 crew, had been enroute at FL340, then descended to FL310 and further to FL290. Enroute at FL290 the crew declared emergency reporting they had smoke in the cabin and suspected a fuel leak. The crew decided to divert to McAllen,TX where the aircraft landed safely about 35 minutes after the decision to turn around and divert to McAllen.

The airport reported passengers and crew disembarked, two passengers were assessed by paramedics but did not need any treatment. No fuel leak was found.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N978NN was dispatched to McAllen, resumed the flight and reached Mexico City with a delay of 7:15 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 26, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2350

Aircraft Registration
N359PX

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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