Copa B738 at Santiago and Mendoza on Sep 7th 2022, flaps problem

Last Update: September 8, 2022 / 16:55:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 7, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CM-111

Destination
Santiago, Chile

Aircraft Registration
HP-1835CMP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration HP-1835CMP performing flight CM-111 from Panama City (Panama) to Santiago (Chile) with 147 people on board, was on approach to Santiago, when the crew aborted the approach while descending through about 5000 feet, climbed back to 10,000 feet for about 5 minutes, then climbed to FL270 and diverted to Mendoza,MD (Argentina) for a safe landing on runway 36 at a higher than normal speed (about 170 knots over ground) due to problems with the flaps.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration HP-1823CMP was dispatched to Mendoza, resumed the flight and reached Santiago with a delay of about 10 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Mendoza about 36 hours after landing.

Argentina's JIAAC opened an investigation into the occurrence.

Metars Santiago:
SCEL 070600Z 21004KT 180V250 7000 OVC007 09/07 Q1016 NOSIG=
SCEL 070500Z 14010KT 7000 OVC006 09/07 Q1016 NOSIG=
SCEL 070400Z 16011KT 5000 BR OVC003 09/08 Q1016 NOSIG=
SCEL 070300Z 16008KT 4000 BR OVC003 09/09 Q1016 NOSIG=
SCEL 070200Z 16008KT 5000 BR BKN003 09/08 Q1015 NOSIG=
SCEL 070138Z 16007KT 5000 BR BKN003 10/08 Q1015 NOSIG=
SCEL 070100Z 15008KT 8000 NSC 10/08 Q1015 NOSIG=

Metars Mendoza:
SAME 070600Z 20005KT CAVOK 12/M09 Q1004=
SAME 070500Z 20004KT CAVOK 13/M08 Q1005=
SAME 070400Z 20004KT CAVOK 14/M08 Q1005=
SAME 070300Z 20004KT CAVOK 15/M07 Q1005=
SAME 070200Z 23003KT CAVOK 17/M04 Q1005=
SAME 070100Z 18004KT CAVOK 18/M06 Q1006=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 7, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CM-111

Destination
Santiago, Chile

Aircraft Registration
HP-1835CMP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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