American B738 at Miami on Feb 6th 2021, fuel imbalance, potential fuel leak

Last Update: February 8, 2021 / 22:06:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 6, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-299

Aircraft Registration
N843NN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N843NN performing flight AA-299 from Miami,FL (USA) to Montego Bay (Jamaica) with 67 people on board, was climbing to 16,000 feet out of Miami when the crew stopped the climb at 12,000 feet due to suspicion of a fuel leak. The fuel leak indications stopped, the crew continued to climb but again stopped at about FL190. The crew declared emergency reporting a fuel imbalance and a potential fuel leak on the right wing, when they were climbing they were losing fuel, on descending they didn't lose any fuel, it was an obvious fuel leak. The crew requested runway 09 and landed safely on runway 09 about 35 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N884NN reached Montego Bay with a delay of 4.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 53 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N843NN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-823
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 6, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-299

Aircraft Registration
N843NN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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