Spicejet B738 at Kolkata on Feb 27th 2023, engine failure on departure, possibly uncontained

Last Update: February 27, 2023 / 17:38:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 27, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Spicejet

Flight number
SG-83

Aircraft Registration
VT-SGG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Spicejet Boeing 737-800, registration VT-SGG performing flight SG-83 (STD Feb 26th, ATD Feb 27th) from Kolkata (India) to Bangkok (Thailand) with 178 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Kolkata's runway 19R when the left hand engine (CFM56) failed. The crew continued takeoff, climbed to 2000 feet and returned to Kolkata for a safe landing on runway 19R about 17 minutes after departure.

The airport reported one of the engine blades had fractured and separated.

The left engine cowl shows a puncture just aft of the the engine inlet.

A replacement Boeing 737-8 MAX registration VT-MXE reached Bangkok with a delay of about 6:45 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 27, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Spicejet

Flight number
SG-83

Aircraft Registration
VT-SGG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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