TAROM B738 enroute on Sep 26th 2020, failure of weather radar

Last Update: September 26, 2020 / 14:05:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 26, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Tarom

Flight number
RO-6528

Aircraft Registration
YR-BGK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A TAROM Boeing 737-800, registration YR-BGK performing flight RO-6528 from Antalya (Turkey) to Timisoara (Romania) with 187 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL380 reaching the top of descent into Timisoara already past Bucharest (Romania) when the crew decided to divert to Bucharest's Otopeni Airport due to their failed weather radar. The aircraft landed safely on Otopeni's runway 08R about 20 minutes later.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 is estimated to continue the flight in the evening with a delay of more than 6 hours.

A frontal system stretched from Ukraine to Greece covering the western half of Romania, where Timisoara is located.

Metars Timisoara:
LRTR 261100Z 01004KT 320V050 9999 SCT030 FEW055CB 19/13 Q0996 R11/290095=
LRTR 261030Z VRB02KT 9999 FEW029 FEW055CB 20/13 Q0996 R11/290095=
COR LRTR 261000Z 06003KT 330V100 9999 FEW028 FEW055CB 18/13 Q0996 R11/290095=
LRTR 260930Z 10004KT 030V180 9999 -SHRA FEW050CB 17/15 Q0996 R11/290095=
LRTR 260900Z 15003KT 9999 -SHRA SCT050CB 17/15 Q0996 RESHRA R11/290095=
LRTR 260830Z 25003KT 230V300 9999 FEW055CB 17/15 Q0996 R11/290095=
LRTR 260800Z VRB02KT 9999 FEW055CB 17/15 Q0996 R11/290095=
LRTR 260730Z VRB01KT 9999 SCT047 FEW055CB 16/14 Q0995 R11/290095=
LRTR 260700Z VRB02KT 9999 -SHRA BKN045 FEW050CB 16/15 Q0995 R11/290095=

Metars Bucharest Otopeni:
LROP 261100Z 10004KT 030V150 CAVOK 25/15 Q0997 NOSIG=
LROP 261030Z VRB02KT CAVOK 25/15 Q0998 NOSIG=
LROP 261000Z 14006KT 090V210 CAVOK 25/16 Q0998 NOSIG=
LROP 260930Z 07006KT 040V100 CAVOK 24/16 Q0998 NOSIG=
LROP 260900Z 13007KT CAVOK 24/17 Q0999 NOSIG=
LROP 260830Z 09008KT CAVOK 24/17 Q0999 NOSIG=
LROP 260800Z 05011KT CAVOK 24/19 Q0999 NOSIG=
LROP 260730Z 06010KT CAVOK 22/19 Q0998 NOSIG=
LROP 260700Z 07007KT 9999 FEW011 21/19 Q1000 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 26, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Tarom

Flight number
RO-6528

Aircraft Registration
YR-BGK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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