Virgin Australia B738 at Perth on Jan 11th 2023, flaps problem

Last Update: January 11, 2023 / 15:56:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 11, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-469

Aircraft Registration
VH-YIQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800, registration VH-YIQ performing flight VA-469 from Perth,WA to Brisbane,QL (Australia), was climbing out of Perth's runway 21 when the crew stopped the climb at 7000 feet reporting a flaps problem. The aircraft burned off fuel and returned to Perth for a safe landing on runway 21 about 80 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration VH-YQR is estimated to reach Brisbane with a delay of about 6 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Perth about 9 hours after landing back.

The airline reported a technical issue caused the return to Perth.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-YIQ
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
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ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Main Operator
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 11, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-469

Aircraft Registration
VH-YIQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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