AeroInside Monthly Aviation Safety Review April 2023

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April 2023 was a busy month in aviation safety. Please find our summary below.

All in all, 69 new articles have been published during last month. 7 accidents have occurred during that timeframe. Additionally, 62 incidents have been observed with our focus on commercial jet aviation.

Accidents (7)

American B738 at Columbus on Apr 23rd 2023, bird strike
An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N972NN performing flight AA-1958 from Columbus,OH to Phoenix,AZ (USA) with 175 people on board, was…

Pel SF34 near Cobar on Apr 23rd 2023, fire on board
A Pel-Air Saab 340A freighter on behalf REX Regional Express, registration VH-KDK performing freight flight ZL-9982 from Wagga-Wagga,NS to…

Commut E145 at Houston and Laredo on Apr 20th 2023, bird strikes into both engines
A Commutair Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N14162 performing flight UA-4294 from Houston Intercontinental,TX to Laredo,TX (USA),…

TAG SF34 at Flores on Apr 16th 2023, gear problem on approach, runway excursion
A TAG Transportes Aereos Guatemaltecos Saab 340A, registration TG-TAI performing flight 5U-211 from Cancun (Mexico) to Flores (Guatemala) with 14…

Indigo A21N at Nagpur on Apr 14th 2023, tail strike on landing
An Indigo Airbus A321-200N, registration VT-IML performing flight 6E-203 from Mumbai to Nagpur (India) with 225 passengers and 7 crew, landed on…

Kasai AN26 at Lisala on Apr 11th 2023, runway excursion on landing
An Air Kasai Antonov AN-26, registration 9S-AFP performing a cargo flight from Kinshasa to Lisala (DR Congo) carrying medical supplies to fight…

Ryanair B738 at Dublin on Apr 9th 2023, temporary runway excursion and nose gear damage on landing
A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-DHH performing flight FR-5542 from Liverpool,EN (UK) to Dublin (Ireland), landed on Dublin's runway 28L at…

Incidents (62)

Lufthansa B748 at Buenos Aires on Apr 29th 2023, could not retract landing gear
A Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, registration D-ABYP performing flight LH-511 from Buenos Aires Ezeiza,BA (Argentina) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was…

American B738 at Dallas on Apr 27th 2023, flaps problem
An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N309PC performing flight AA-1847 from Norfolk,VA to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA), was on approach to…

Allegiant A320 at St. Petersburg on Apr 26th 2023, bird strike
An Allegiant Airbus A320-200, registration N249NV performing flight G4-996 from St. Petersburg,FL to Omaha,NE (USA), was climbing out of St.…

Sunwing B738 at Santa Clara on Apr 26th 2023, could not retract left main gear
A Sunwing Boeing 737-800, registration C-FFPH performing flight WG-307 from Santa Clara (Cuba) to Montreal,QC (Canada) with 190 people on board, was…

Avianca A320 at Medellin on Apr 26th 2023, bird strike
An Avianca Airbus A320-200, registration N477AV performing flight AV-234 from Medellin (Colombia) to Mexico City (Mexico), was climbing out of…

Avianca A320 at San Andres on Apr 25th 2023, bird strike
An Avianca Airbus A320-200, registration N411AE performing flight AV-9377 from San Andres to Bogota (Colombia) with 184 people on board, was climbing…

Swiss A320 at Zurich on Apr 25th 2023, lightning strike
A Swiss International Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration HB-IJL performing flight LX-1058 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Hamburg (Germany), was…

Flydubai B738 at Kathmandu on Apr 24th 2023, bird strike on departure
A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FED performing flight FZ-576 from Kathmandu (Nepal) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 167 people on…

Qantas B738 near Melbourne on Apr 23rd 2023, electrical smell in cockpit
A Qantas Boeing 737-800, registration VH-XZL performing flight QF-769 from Melbourne,VI to Perth,WA (Australia), was climbing through FL270 out of…

Horizont B734 at Braunschweig on Apr 23rd 2023, rejected takeoff due to engine failure
An Air Horizont Boeing 737-400, registration 9H-MPW performing flight HAT-2771 from Braunschweig (Germany) to London Stansted,EN (UK), was…

Delta B738 at New York on Apr 23rd 2023, lightning strike
A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N388DA performing flight DL-838 from Salt Lake City,UT to New York JFK,NY (USA), was descending towards…

El Al B788 at Tel Aviv on Apr 22nd 2023, engine problem
An El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-8, registration 4X-ERB performing flight LY-91 from Tel Aviv (Israel) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with about 150…

Southwest B38M near Las Vegas on Apr 22nd 2023, toilets out of service
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration N8837Q performing flight WN-1923 from Oakland,CA to Chicago Midway,IL (USA), was enroute at FL370…

Easyjet A320 near Faro on Apr 21st 2023, first officer incapacitated
An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, registration G-EZTD performing flight U2-6469 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Agadir (Morocco), was enroute at FL350 about…

Srilankan A332 near Colombo on Apr 21st 2023, cabin did not pressurize
A Srilankan Airbus A330-200, registration 4R-ALH performing flight UL-225 from Colombo (Sri Lanka) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 256…

Allegiant A320 at St. Petersburg on Apr 20th 2023, bird strike
An Allegiant Air Airbus A320-200, registration N261NV performing flight G4-989 from St. Petersburg,FL to Niagara Falls,NY (USA) with 158 people on…

Sunwing B738 enroute on Apr 20th 2023, e-cigarette doesn't satisfy addiction
A Sunwing Boeing 737-800, registration C-FWGH performing flight WG-283 from Moncton,NB (Canada) to Cancun (Mexico) with 193 people on board, was…

VivaAeroBus A320 at Puerto Vallarta on Apr 19th 2023, engine surge
A VivaAeroBus Airbus A320-200, registration XA-VAV performing flight VB-3235 from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara (Mexico), was climbing out of Puerto…

Spicejet B737 at Delhi on Apr 18th 2023, cargo smoke indication
A Spicejet Boeing 737-800, registration VT-SXA performing flight SG-8373 from Delhi to Srinagar (India) with 140 people on board, was climbing out of…

India A321 near Delhi on Apr 18th 2023, cracked windshield
An Air India Airbus A321-200, registration VT-PPO performing flight AI-858 from Pune to Delhi (India) with 180 people on board, was descending…

United B739 at Hartford on Apr 18th 2023, window popped open on takeoff
A United Boeing 737-900, registration N66825 performing flight UA-1274 from Hartford,CT to Washington Dulles,DC (USA) with 178 people on board, was…

Singapore B744 at Nairobi on Apr 17th 2023, rejected takeoff due to bird strike
A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration 9V-SFO performing flight SQ-7343 from Nairobi (Kenya) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was…

Luxair DH8D near Hamburg on Apr 17th 2023, cracked windshield
A Luxair de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration LX-LQA performing flight LG-5554 from Oslo (Norway) to Luxembourg (Luxembourg), was enroute at FL240…

Austrian B772 near Amsterdam on Apr 17th 2023, lavatory blues
An Austrian Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration OE-LPA performing flight OS-89 from Vienna (Austria) to Newark,NJ (USA), was enroute at FL360 about…

Delta B752 at Cancun on Apr 17th 2023, engine problem
A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N6716C performing flight DL-604 from Cancun (Mexico) to Seattle,WA (USA), was climbing out of Cancun…

Gol B738 at Uberlandia on Apr 17th 2023, bird strike
A Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-800, registration PR-GUF performing flight G3-1687 from Uberlandia,MG to Sao Paulo Congonhas,SP (Brazil) with 160…

Canada A320 at WInnipeg on Apr 17th 2023, coffee troublemaker
An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FGJI performing flight AC-299 from Winnipeg,MB to Vancouver,BC (Canada), was climbing out of Winnipeg's…

Summit RJ1H at Saskatoon on Apr 17th 2023, engine fire indication
A Summit Air Avro RJ-100, registration C-FXRJ performing flight BF-8093 from Saskatoon,SK to Kamloops,BC (Canada) with 43 people on board, was…

Qatar A359 at Islamabad on Apr 16th 2023, tail strike
A Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900, registration A7-ALN performing flight QR-614 from Doha (Qatar) to Islamabad (Pakistan), touched down on Islamabad's…

Porter DH8D at Sault Ste Marie on Apr 16th 2023, runway overrun
A Porter Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration C-GLQB performing flight PD-2691 from Toronto City,ON to Sault Ste Marie,ON (Canada) with 48…

Lufthansa B744 enroute on Apr 15th 2023, hydraulic problem
A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400, registration D-ABVY performing flight LH-760 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Delhi (India), was enroute at FL350 about…

Saudia B772 near Kolkata on Apr 15th 2023, cracked windshield
A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777-200 freighter, registration HZ-AK72 performing flight SV-972 from Dammam (Saudi Arabia) to Hong Kong (China), was…

Cargolux B744 at Luxembourg on Apr 15th 2023, engine pod strike on landing
A Cargolux Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration LX-ECV performing flight CV-7545 from Dubai Al Maktoum (United Arab Emirates) to Luxembourg…

Helvetic E290 near Zurich on Apr 14th 2023, hydraulic problem
A Helvetic Airlines Embraer ERJ-190-E2 on behalf of Swiss, registration HB-AZH performing flight LX-1418 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Belgrade…

Malta B38M at Malta on Apr 13th 2023, suspected tailstrike on departure
An Malta Air Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration 9H-VVH performing flight FR-96757 from Malta (Malta) to Riga (Latvia) with 191 people on board, was…

Lingus A333 at Dublin on Apr 13th 2023, bird strike
An Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300, registration EI-EIK performing flight EI-123 from Dublin (Ireland) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) with 237 people on…

Fedex A306 at Edmonton on Apr 13th 2023, slat failure
A Fedex Federal Express Airbus A300-600, registration N685FE performing flight FX-120 from Memphis,TN (USA) to Edmonton,AB (Canada) with 2 crew, was…

Swiss A321 at Zurich on Apr 12th 2023, bird strike
A Swiss International Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration HB-IOM performing flight LX-2114 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Malaga,SP (Spain), was…

Skywest CRJ2 near Pierre on Apr 12th 2023, engine failure
A Skywest Canadair CRJ-200 on behalf of United, registration N909EV performing flight UA-4741 from Fargo,ND to Denver,CO (USA) with 48 people on…

Delta B739 near Oklahoma City on Apr 12th 2023, cargo fire warning
A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N915DU performing flight DL-359 from Atlanta,GA to Palm Springs,CA (USA), was enroute at FL320 about…

Gol B738 near Natal on Apr 12th 2023, engine shut down in flight
A Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-800, registration PR-GGK performing positioning flight G3-9675 from Belo Horizonte,MG (Brazil) to Sal (Cape…

Delta B738 at New York on Apr 11th 2023, bird strike
A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N386DA performing flight DL-838 from New York JFK,NY to San Diego,CA (USA) with 162 people on board,…

Alaska B738 at Los Angeles on Apr 11th 2023, rejected takeoff after hitting foreign object on runway
An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N525AS performing flight AS-1263 from Los Angeles,CA to Redmond,OR (USA), was cleared for takeoff…

JAL B763 at Singapore on Apr 11th 2023, engine failure
A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration JA621J performing flight JL-38 from Singapore (Singapore) to Tokyo Haneda (Japan), was climbing out…

Sun Express B738 at Hanover on Apr 11th 2023, slats and flaps up landing
A Sun Express Boeing 737-800, registration TC-SPH performing flight XQ-1720 from Diyarbakir (Turkey) to Hanover (Germany), was on approach to…

British Airways A320 near Glasgow on Apr 10th 2023, fuel transfer problem
A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-EUYU performing flight BA-1480 from London Gatwick,EN to Glasgow,SC (UK), was descending towards…

El Al B772 over Germany and Austria on Apr 10th 2023, losscomm
A El Al Boeing 777-200, registration 4X-ECF performing flight LY-338 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Tel Aviv (Israel), was enroute at FL370 over…

Omni B763 at Seattle on Apr 9th 2023, dropped sheet of metal
An Omni Air Boeing 767-300, registration N468AX performing flight OY-271 from Seattle,WA (USA) to Misawa (Japan), was climbing out of Seattle's…

Delta B712 at Charlotte on Apr 9th 2023, gear doors struck runway surface
A Delta Airlines Boeing 717-200, registration N607AT performing flight DL-2880 from Atlanta,GA to Charlotte,NC (USA), was on approach to Charlotte's…

France A320 near Paris on Apr 9th 2023, suspicious smell on board
An Air France Airbus A320-200, registration F-GKXJ performing flight AF-1258 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Rabat (Morocco), was climbing…

France A320 near Paris on Apr 9th 2023, suspicious smell on board
An Air France Airbus A320-200, registration F-GKXJ performing flight AF-1258 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Rabat (Morocco), was climbing…

Srilankan A332 near Colombo on Apr 8th 2023, cracked windshield
A Srilankan Airbus A330-200, registration 4R-ALH performing flight UL-225 from Colombo (Sri Lanka) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 189…

THY B739 at Kayseri on Apr 7th 2023, bird strike
A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration TC-JYP performing flight TK-2015 from Kayseri to Istanbul (Turkey), was climbing out of Kayseri's…

United B789 at Frankfurt on Apr 4th 2023, could not retract the landing gear
A United Boeing 787-9, registration N24976 performing flight UA-181 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Denver,CO (USA), was climbing out of Frankfurt's…

El Al B789 at Tel Aviv on Apr 4th 2023, engine shut down in flight
An El Al Boeing 787-9, registration 4X-EDI performing flight LY-5 from Tel Aviv (Israel) to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was climbing out of Tel Aviv's…

American A321 at Chicago on Apr 4th 2023, bird strike
An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N143AN performing flight AA-2611 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Los Angeles,CA (USA) with 174…

United B739 at Chicago on Apr 4th 2023, lightning strike
A United Boeing 737-900, registration N64844 performing flight UA-2350 from San Diego,CA to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was on approach to Chicago's…

Scoot A320 at Hat Yai on Apr 4th 2023, tail strike on landing
A Scoot Airbus A320-200, registration 9V-TRH performing flight TR-634 from Singapore (Singapore) to Hat Yai (Thailand), landed on Hat Yai's runway 26…

Lufthansa B748 over Atlantic on Apr 3rd 2023, hydraulic problems
A Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, registration D-ABYG performing flight LH-462 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Miami,FL (USA), was enroute at FL340 over the…

Delta B739 at Pensacola on Apr 3rd 2023, hydraulic fault on landing
A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N953DZ performing flight DL-1464 from Atlanta,GA to Pensacola,FL (USA), landed on Pensacola's runway…

Etihad A321 at Bangalore on Apr 2nd 2023, cabin did not pressurize
An Etihad Airbus A321-200, registration A6-AEI performing flight EY-237 from Bangalore (India) to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), was climbing out…

Enter B738 near Sofia on Apr 2nd 2023, loss of cabin pressure
An Enter Air Boeing 737-800, registration SP-ENO performing flight E4-4004 from Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) to Katowice (Poland), had been enroute at…

Airlines
The following airlines have been covered in aviation incidents during last month: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air Horizont, Air India, Air Kasai, Air Malta, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, British Airways, Cargolux, Commutair, Delta Airlines, Easyjet, El Al, Enter Air, Etihad Airways, Fedex, Flydubai, Gol Transportes Aereos, Helvetic, Indigo Airlines, JAL Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair, Omni Air International, Pel-Air, Porter Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Scoot Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Skywest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spicejet, Srilankan Airlines, Summit Air, Sun Express, Sunwing Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, TAG Transportes Aereos Guatemaltecos, THY Turkish Airlines, United, VivaAerobus

Flight numbers
Flight numbers linked to aviation incidents during last month: 5U-211, 6E-203, AA-1847, AA-1958, AA-2611, AC-299, AF-1258, AI-858, AS-1263, AV-234, AV-9377, BA-1480, BF-8093, CV-7545, DL-359, DL-604, DL-838, DL-1464, DL-2880, E4-4004, EI-123, EY-237, FR-5542, FR-96757, FX-120, FZ-576, G3-1687, G4-989, G4-996, HAT-2771, JL-38, LG-5554, LH-462, LH-511, LH-760, LX-1058, LX-1418, LX-2114, LY-5, LY-91, LY-338, OS-89, OY-271, PD-2691, QF-769, QR-614, SG-8373, SQ-7343, SV-972, TK-2015, TR-634, U2-6469, UA-181, UA-1274, UA-2350, UA-4294, UA-4741, UL-225, VB-3235, WG-283, WG-307, WN-1923, XQ-1720

Aircraft types
The following aircraft types have been covered in one or more articles during last month: AVRO RJ-100 Avroliner, Airbus A300, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A321-Neo, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A350-900, Antonov An-26, Boeing 717-200, Boeing 737-400, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-800MAX, Boeing 737-900, Boeing 747-8, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 757-200, Boeing 767-300, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Canadair Corporate Jetliner, De Havilland Dash 8 (400), Embraer ERJ-145, Embraer ERJ-190-E2, SAAB 340

Causes
The following causes have been reported: bird strike, cabin did not pressurize, cargo smoke indication, could not retract landing gear, cracked windshield, engine failure, engine fire indication, engine problem, engine shut down in flight, first officer incapacitated, flaps problem, hydraulic problems, lightning strike, loss of cabin pressure, rejected takeoff due to bird strike, rejected takeoff due to engine failure, runway excursion on landing, tail strike on landing

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