American B738 near Chicago on May 9th 2022, various problems throughout the flight

Last Update: May 11, 2022 / 17:46:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 9, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1239

Aircraft Registration
N963AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N963AN performing flight AA-1239 from Boston,MA to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was descending towards Chicago over Lake Michigan when the passenger oxygen masks were released. A short time later a lavatory smoke detector in the first class triggered and sounded the fire alarm continuously until after landing. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Chicago's runway 10C.

A passenger told The Aviation Herald, while taxiing for takeoff from Boston's runway 09 the call button in seat row 1 repeatedly triggered without the passengers there touching the call button, flight attendants were still trying to shut that call button down when the aircraft began to accelerate for takeoff. Later into the flight, about 20-30 minutes prior to landing, the passenger felt a rush of cold air, the passengers' ears all clogged, the passenger oxygen masks were released, the captain announced there was a cabin pressurization problem. The passengers used the oxygen masks until the aircraft descended to and below 10,000 feet. While on downwind for landing in Chicago the lavatory smoke detector in the first class went off, the fire alarm sounded continuously until after landing.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Chicago about 51 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N963AN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-823
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 9, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1239

Aircraft Registration
N963AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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