Malta Air B738 at Bucharest on Feb 20th 2022, wheel fire warning

Last Update: February 21, 2022 / 16:45:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 20, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Malta Air

Flight number
FR-8734

Aircraft Registration
9H-QCG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Malta Air Boeing 737-800 on behaf of Ryanair, registration 9H-QCG performing flight FR-8734 from Milan Malpensa (Italy) to Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) with 151 people on board, was on approach to Bucharest's runway 08R when the crew declared Mayday Mayday reporting a wheel fire indication. Otopeni immediately queried the preceding arrival to side step to 08L, the crew declined and was sent into a go around. The Boeing landed about 4 minutes after declaring Mayday, emergency services reported seeing no smoke or flames around both engines and the wheel wells. The aircraft taxied to the apron where passengers disembarked normally.

A replacement Boeing 737-8 MAX registration 9H-VUS performed return flight FR-8735 with a delay of 2.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 19 hours until the next morning.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 20, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Malta Air

Flight number
FR-8734

Aircraft Registration
9H-QCG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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