American B738 near Miami on Jan 4th 2021, fuel imbalance, fuel pump failure, missing fuel

Last Update: January 5, 2021 / 17:59:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 4, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2307

Aircraft Registration
N843NN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N843NN performing flight AA-2307 from Miami,FL (USA) to Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) with 64 people on board, was enroute at FL390 about 230nm southeast of Miami when the crew decided to return to Miami due to issues with the fuel system. Miami Center declared emergency for the flight. The crew subsequently reported they had a fuel pump failure, a developing fuel imbalance and they were losing about twice the amount of fuel they had estimated to burn, therefore they suspected a fuel leak somewhere. The aircraft descended to FL380 for the return and landed safely on Miami's runway 30 about 40 minutes after leaving FL390 and turning around. Attending emergency services did not see any leaks from the outside of the aircraft. The aircraft taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N929NN reached Puerto Plata with a delay of 3.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Miami about 24 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 4, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2307

Aircraft Registration
N843NN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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