Safair B738 at Johannesburg on Dec 25th 2020, engine problem

Last Update: January 15, 2021 / 21:21:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 25, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Safair

Flight number
FA-113

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SJR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Safair Boeing 737-800, registration ZS-SJR performing flight FA-113 from Johannesburg to Cape Town (South Africa), was in the initial climb out of Johannesburg when the crew noticed a performance problem with the right hand engine (CFM56), stopped the climb and returned to Johannesburg for a safe landing about 20 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the engine performance degraded gradually rather than failing instantly. The aircraft returned to Johannesburg. A replacement aircraft took the passengers to Cape Town.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration ZS-SJW reached Cape Town with a delay of 105 minutes.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Johannesburg about 24 hours after landing back.

On Jan 15th 2021 South Africa's CAA (SACAA) reported that according to reports the aircraft experienced #2 engine surge and stall. Severe vibrations developed, verified by instrument readings. The crew declared PAN PAN, levelled off at FL140 and requested to hold at GAV VOR for troubleshooting. The crew found that above 62% N1 the engine began to vibrated, below 62% N1 the vibrations ceased. The aircraft returned to Johannesburg for a safe landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 25, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Safair

Flight number
FA-113

Aircraft Registration
ZS-SJR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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