Qantas B738 over Tasman Sea on Jan 18th 2023, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: January 19, 2023 / 08:49:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 18, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-144

Aircraft Registration
VH-XZB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Qantas Boeing 737-800, registration VH-XZB performing flight QF-144 from Auckland (New Zealand) to Sydney,NS (Australia) with 145 people on board, was enroute at FL360 about 300nm east of Sydney when the crew needed to shut the left hand engine (CFM56) down. The aircraft drifted down to FL200 and continued to Sydney for a safe landing on runway 34L about 70 minutes after leaving FL360.

Some Australian media were claiming the right hand engine was broken showing the engine with its thrust reverser deployed during the landing roll as "broken".

Passengers reported there had been a bang from the left hand engine.

On Jan 19th 2023 the ATSB announced they have dispatched three investigators on site and opened a safety investigation. FDR and CVR were "quarantained", their data are going to be downloaded.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-XZB
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
737-838
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 18, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-144

Aircraft Registration
VH-XZB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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