Qantas B738 at Cairns on May 16th 2023, engine problem

Last Update: May 16, 2023 / 18:03:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 16, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-703

Aircraft Registration
VH-VZO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Qantas Boeing 737-800, registration VH-VZO performing flight QF-703 from Cairns,QL to Melbourne,VI (Australia), was climbing out of Cairns' runway 15 when the crew stopped the climb at FL190 due to a problem with one of the engines (CFM56). The aircraft entered a hold at FL190 for about an hour and returned to Cairns for a safe landing on runway 15 about 90 minutes after departure.

The airline reported a potential problem with an engine prompted the return to Cairns, emergency services were not needed.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Cairns about 13 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-VZO
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
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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
Engine
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Main Owner
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Main Operator
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 16, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-703

Aircraft Registration
VH-VZO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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