Enter B738 near Addis Ababa on Sep 18th 2021, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: September 18, 2021 / 10:40:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 18, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Enter Air

Flight number
E4-1048

Destination
Hurghada, Egypt

Aircraft Registration
SP-ENG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Enter Air Boeing 737-800, registration SP-ENG performing flight E4-1048 (scheduled dep Sep 17th, actual dep Sep 18th) from Mombasa (Kenya) to Hurghada (Egypt) with 167 people on board, was enroute at FL360 about 250nm southwest of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) when one of the engines (CFM56) became unresponsive with EGT reaching the limit, the crew therefore shut the engine down and diverted to Addis Ababa for a safe landing about 40 minutes later.

The airline reported one of the engines showed erroneous indications prompting the crew to divert to Addis Ababa. Due to difficult communications with Addis Ababa they still don't know the exact reason for the diversion. The aircraft had departed Mombasa with delay due to an unrelated incident, when smoke appeared from one of the luggage of one of the passengers. Passengers are currently in the waiting lounge in Addis Ababa, a replacement aircraft has been dispatched.

Passengers reported they had boarded the aircraft in Mombasa already when flight attendants began shouting to immediately leave the aircraft, upon disembarking it appeared there was smoke from one of the luggage holds. About 3 hours later they boarded again after they had been told the issue was resolved. In flight the crew announced that one engine had to be shut down and they were diverting to Addis Ababa.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 18, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Enter Air

Flight number
E4-1048

Destination
Hurghada, Egypt

Aircraft Registration
SP-ENG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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