Kulula B738 near Johannesburg on Feb 10th 2022, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: March 17, 2022 / 22:04:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Kulula

Flight number
MN-451

Aircraft Registration
ZS-ZWD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Kulula Boeing 737-800, registration ZS-ZWD performing flight MN-451 from Lanseria to Cape Town (South Africa), was climbing through about FL260 out of Lanseria when the left hand engine (CFM56) emitted a loud boom and failed. The crew shut the engine down and diverted to Johannesburg for a safe landing on runway 03R about 50 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Johannesburg about 37 hours after landing.

South Africa's AIID released their preliminary report reporting the occurrence was rated a serious incident.

The AIID stated: "The turbine rotor blades were found damaged and cut almost at the same height all round." The fan and compressor blades and stators were all undamaged. However, "the left-side leading edge of the horizontal stabiliser was pierced by the debris from the engine."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Kulula

Flight number
MN-451

Aircraft Registration
ZS-ZWD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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