Western Global MD11 at Fort Myers on May 27th 2023, unreliable airspeed

Last Update: June 6, 2023 / 19:22:44 GMT/Zulu time

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May 27, 2023


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A Western Global Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-11, registration N545JN performing flight KD-8356 from Fort Myers,FL to Fairfield,CA (USA) with 4 crew, was climbing out of Fort Myers' runway 24 when the crew requested to stop the climb at 5000 feet reporting they had problems with their airspeed. A short time later the crew advised they wanted to continue the climb, they might have solved the issue, but subsequently stopped the climb again at about 7000 feet and decided to return to Fort Myers. The crew reported they had unreliable airspeed which was coming on and off, no fuel burn/dump was needed, the aircraft returned to Fort Myers for a safe landing on runway 24 about 20 minutes after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Fort Myers until Jun 5th 2023, departed for Hawaii but needed to return again stopping the climb at 3000 feet. The aircraft is still on the ground in Fort Myers about 28 hours after landing back the second time.
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May 27, 2023


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