Aeroflot B738 at Moscow on Apr 30th 2021, slat failure

Last Update: May 1, 2021 / 20:35:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 30, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-2168

Aircraft Registration
VP-BRF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Aeroflot Boeing 737-800, registration VP-BRF performing flight SU-2168 from Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) to Brussels (Belgium), was climbing out of Sheremetyevo's runway 24C when the crew stopped the climb at 7000 feet due to the slats not moving when being retracted. The aircraft burned off fuel and returned to Sheremetyevo for a safe landing on runway 24R about 55 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration VP-BRR reached Brussels with a delay of 3.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Moscow about 37 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 30, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-2168

Aircraft Registration
VP-BRF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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