TAAG B737 at Maputo on Feb 9th 2022, rejected takeoff due to bee in pitot tube

Last Update: February 12, 2022 / 17:17:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 9, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DT-582

Destination
Luanda, Angola

Aircraft Registration
D2-TBJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration D2-TBJ performing flight DT-582 from Maputo (Mozambique) to Luanda (Angola), was accelerating for takeoff from Maputo's runway 05 when the crew rejected takeoff at about 80 KIAS due to an airspeed disagree between captain's and first officer's instruments. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

The airline reported a bee was found in one of the pitot tubes forcing the crew to reject takeoff. The passengers disembarked and were taken to a hotel. The aircraft was handed to maintenance to return it into an airworthy condition and was returned to service.

The aircraft departed again the following day after about 28 hours on the ground and reached Luanda with a delay of 28:15 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 9, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DT-582

Destination
Luanda, Angola

Aircraft Registration
D2-TBJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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