Spicejet B738 at Patna on Oct 5th 2020, flaps problem

Last Update: October 6, 2020 / 11:04:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Spicejet

Flight number
SG-8719

Destination
Patna, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SYZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Spicejet Boeing 737-800, registration VT-SYZ performing flight SG-8719 from Ahmedabad to Patna (India) with 85 passengers and 6 crew, was descending towards Patna when the crew stopped the descent at 6000 feet due to problems with the flaps. The crew determined that the runway in Patna would be too short and decided to divert to Varanasi. The aircraft climbed to FL140 for the diversion and landed safely on Varanasi's runway 27 at a higher than normal speed (about 170 knots over ground).

The aircraft remained on the ground in Varanasi for about 10 hours, then continued the flight to Patna and reached the destination with a delay of about 10.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Spicejet

Flight number
SG-8719

Destination
Patna, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-SYZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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