American B738 near Raleigh/Durham on Aug 23rd 2023, suspected fuel leak

Last Update: August 24, 2023 / 19:21:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 23, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1787

Aircraft Registration
N979AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N979AN performing flight AA-1787 from Washington National,DC to Orlando,FL (USA), was enroute at FL300 about 60nm east of Raleigh/Durham,NC (USA) when the crew suspected a fuel leak and decided to divert to Raleigh where the aircraft landed safely on runway 05L about 25 minutes later.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N943NN reached Orlando with a delay of about 9 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service after about 9 hours on the ground in Raleigh.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N979AN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-823
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 23, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1787

Aircraft Registration
N979AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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