AeroInside Monthly Aviation Safety Review December 2023

Last Update: January 1, 2024 / 08:00:09 GMT/Zulu time

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

All in all, 72 new articles have been published during last month. 6 accidents have occurred during that timeframe. Additionally, 66 incidents have been observed with our focus on commercial jet aviation.

Accidents (6)

Tindi DHC6 near Diavik on Dec 27th 2023, impacted terrain
An Air Tindi de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter on skis, registration C-GMAS performing charter flight 8T-601 from Margaret Lake,NT to Lac de Gras,NT…

Maleth A332 over Atlantic on Dec 23rd 2023, turbulence injures 11
A Maleth-Aero Airbus A330-200, registration 9H-MFS performing flight DB-1975 from Bridgetown (Barbados) to Manchester,EN (UK) with 225 passengers and…

Volaris A321 at Guadalajara on Dec 22nd 2023, tail strike on go around
A Volaris Airbus A321-200, registration XA-VLT performing flight Y4-607 from Cancun to Guadalajara (Mexico), was in the flare for landing on…

Lulutai SF34 at Vava'u and Nuku'alofa on Dec 8th 2023, hydraulic problem, gear problem and gear collapse
A Lulutai Saab 340B, registration A3-PUA performing flight L8-14 from Nuku'alofa to Vava'u (Tonga) with 35 people on board, was on approach to Vava'u…

Emirates A388 enroute on Dec 4th 2023, turbulence injures 14
An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EEV performing flight EK-421 from Perth,WA (Australia) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was enroute at…

American A319 at Fort Walton Beach on Dec 2nd 2023, passenger injured during go around
An American Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N801AW performing flight AA-2872 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Fort Walton Beach,FL (USA), was on…

Incidents (66)

KLM Cityhopper E190 at Amsterdam on Dec 29th 2023, lightning strike
A KLM Cityhopper Embraer ERJ-190, registration PH-EZR performing flight KL-1357 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Prague (Czech Republic), was climbing…

Republic E175 at Columbus on Dec 28th 2023, bird strike
A Republic Airways Embraer ERJ-175 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N436YX performing flight AA-4808 from Washington National,DC to…

Southwest B737 at Fort Lauderdale on Dec 27th 2023, bird strike
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N232WN performing flight WN-1416 from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Austin,TX (USA) with 145 people on…

Southwest B737 at Las Vegas on Dec 27th 2023, flight control anomaly
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N7851A performing flight WN-464 from Las Vegas,NV to Portland,OR (USA), was climbing out of Las…

Gol B738 at Sao Paulo on Dec 27th 2023, smoke in cabin
A Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-800, registration PR-GGL performing flight G3-1504 from Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP to Aracaju,SE (Brazil), was…

United B738 at Denver on Dec 26th 2023, bird strike
A United Boeing 737-800, registration N25201 performing flight UA-1213 from Miami,FL to Denver,CO (USA), was on approach to Denver's runway 35L when…

Vietnam B789 enroute on Dec 26th 2023, cracked windshield
A Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9, registration VN-A867 performing flight VN-302 from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with 94 people…

Skywest CRJ7 at San Francisco on Dec 25th 2023, smoke in cabin
A Skywest Canadair CRJ-700 on behalf of United, registration N793SK performing flight UA-5506 from San Francisco,CA to Aspen,CO (USA) with 62 people…

American B788 at Buenos Aires on Dec 24th 2023, lightning strike
An American Airlines Boeing 787-8, registration N808AN performing flight AA-908 from Buenos Aires Ezeiza,BA (Argentina) to Miami,FL (USA), was…

Southwest B738 near Atlanta on Dec 24th 2023, failure of weather radar
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8549Z performing flight WN-4398 from Savannah,GA to Houston Hobby,TX (USA), was enroute at FL330…

Sun Express B738 at Amsterdam on Dec 24th 2023, unsafe gear
A Sun Express Boeing 737-800, registration TC-SEI performing flight XQ-772 from Ankara (Turkey) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was on final approach to…

Mesa CRJ9 at Houston on Dec 24th 2023, cabin did not pressurize
A Mesa Airlines Canadair CRJ-900 on behalf of United, registration N950LR performing flight UA-6107 from Houston Intercontinental,TX to Milwaukee,WI…

American A319 at Charlotte on Dec 23rd 2023, dragging brakes on takeoff
An American Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N730US performing flight AA-2497 from Charlotte,NC to Pensacola,FL (USA) with 134 people on board,…

Jetblue A320 at New York on Dec 23rd 2023, perfume odour in cockpit and cabin
A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, registration N806JB performing flight B6-209 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), was…

Envoy E170 at Chicago on Dec 23rd 2023, flaps/slat failure
An Envoy Airlines Embraer ERJ-170 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N778RH performing flight AA-3808 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to…

Austrian A320 at Tenerife on Dec 23rd 2023, fumes on board
An Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration OE-LBK performing flight OS-9506 from Tenerife South,CI (Spain) to Vienna (Austria), had been…

United B772 at Amsterdam on Dec 22nd 2023, bird strike
A United Boeing 777-200, registration N77014 performing flight UA-21 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA), was climbing…

British Airways B789 at Delhi on Dec 22nd 2023, fire indication
A British Airways Boeing 787-9, registration G-ZBKC performing flight BA-142 from Delhi (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was climbing out of…

Southwest B738 near Atlanta on Dec 22nd 2023, engine shut down in flight
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8327A performing flight WN-3163 from Chicago Midway,IL to Fort Myers,FL (USA) with 122 people on…

Hop! E170 at Turin on Dec 22nd 2023, smoke in cabin
A Hop! Embraer ERJ-170 on behalf of Air France, registration F-HBXN performing flight AF-1702 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Turin (Italy),…

Ethiopian B788 at Oslo on Dec 21st 2023, runway excursion on takeoff
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8, registration ET-ATH performing flight ET-715 from Oslo (Norway) to Stockholm (Sweden), was accelerating for…

Austrian A320 at Frankfurt on Dec 21st 2023, smoke on board
An Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration OE-LBI performing flight OS-208 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Vienna (Austria), was climbing…

Fedex MD11 at San Juan on Dec 21st 2023, hydraulic failure
A Fedex Federal Express McDonnell Douglas MD-11, registration N592FE performing flight FX-251 from Memphis,TN (USA) to San Juan (Puerto Rico), was…

Southwest B38M at New Orleans on Dec 20th 2023, bird strike
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration N8830Q performing flight WN-554 from New Orleans,LA to Tampa,FL (USA) with 164 people on board,…

Rwandair CRJ9 at Harare on Dec 18th 2023, rejected takeoff due to tyre damage
A Rwandair Canadair CRJ-900, registration 9XR-WI performing flight WB-110 from Harare (Zimbabwe) to Cape Town (South Africa) with 65 passengers and 8…

American B738 near Philadelphia on Dec 17th 2023, hydraulic issue
An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N946AN performing flight AA-1609 from Miami,FL to Washington National,DC (USA), was enroute at…

Virgin Atlantic A333 at St. Lucia on Dec 17th 2023, technical problem
A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300, registration G-VLUV performing flight VS-221 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Saint Lucia (Saint Lucia) with 187…

Jet2 B738 at Glasgow on Dec 16th 2023, oven wanted a break
A Jet2.com Boeing 737-800, registration G-DRTZ performing flight LS-161 from Glasgow,SC (UK) to Geneva (Switzerland), was climbing out of Glasgow's…

Canada Rouge A319 enroute on Dec 16th 2023, temporary engine instability and vibrations
An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-100, registration C-GBHO performing flight RV-1923 from Toronto,ON to Regina,SK (Canada) with 141 people on board,…

Eurowings Malta A320 at Berlin on Dec 15th 2023, unsafe gear
A Eurowings Europe Malta Airbus A320-200, registration 9H-EWD performing flight EW-4342 from Salzburg (Austria) to Berlin (Germany) with 144 people…

Wideroe DH8A at Roervik on Dec 15th 2023, lightning strike
A Wideroe de Havilland Dash 8-100, registration LN-WII performing flight WF-794 from Trondheim to Roervik (Norway), was on approach to Roervik when…

Kenya B738 at Nairobi on Dec 15th 2023, tyre damage on departure
A Kenya Airways Boeing 737-800, registration 5Y-CYD performing flight KQ-310 from Nairobi (Kenya) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), departed Nairobi's…

United B739 near Wichita on Dec 14th 2023, engine problem
A United Boeing 737-900, registration N62892 performing flight UA-551 from Newark,NJ to Denver,CO (USA) with 199 people on board, was enroute at…

Piedmont E145 at Richlands on Dec 13th 2023, gear problem on departure
A Piedmont Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N637AE performing flight AA-5977 from Richlands,NC to Charlotte,NC…

United A319 near Wichita on Dec 13th 2023, burning odour on board
A United Airbus A319-100, registration N809UA performing flight UA-531 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Tucson,AZ (USA) with 51 people on board, was enroute…

Mahan E145 at Yasuj on Dec 13th 2023, engine problem
A Mahan Air Embraer ERJ-145, registration EP-MEO performing flight W5-4523 from Yasuj to Tehran Mehrabad (Iran) with 46 people on board, was in the…

Ryanair B38M near Faro on Dec 12th 2023, engine problem
A Ryanair Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration EI-HGR performing flight FR-1249 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Tenerife South,CI (Spain) with 164 people on…

China Airlines B738 near Osaka on Dec 11th 2023, cracked windshield
A China Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration B-18661 performing flight CI-7760 from Kaohsiung (Taiwan) to Takamatsu (Japan) with 153 people on…

Jetblue A320 at New York on Dec 11th 2023, flaps problem
A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, registration N535JB performing flight B6-420 from Atlanta,GA to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 152 people on board, was on…

France A319 near Geneva on Dec 11th 2023, smoke on board
An Air France Airbus A319-100, registration F-GRHK performing flight AF-1367 from Florence (Italy) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was enroute…

Azul AT72 at Curitiba on Dec 11th 2023, burning odour on board
An Azul Linhas Aereas Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration PR-AKJ performing flight AD-5096 from Curitiba,PR to Cascavel,PR…

Cathay Pacific A35K enroute on Dec 11th 2023, captain felt unwell
A Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000, registration B-LXM performing flight CX-101 from Hong Kong (China) to Sydney,NS (Australia), was enroute at FL390…

Delta A333 near Goose Bay on Dec 10th 2023, de-icing failure
A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration N811NW performing flight DL-135 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Detroit,MI (USA) with 270 passengers…

United B772 near Newark on Dec 10th 2023, hydraulic failure
A United Boeing 777-200, registration N792UA performing flight UA-648 from Newark,NJ to San Francisco,CA (USA), was climbing out of Newark when the…

Canadian North AT42 at Yellowknife on Dec 10th 2023, stickshaker immediately after takeoff
A Canadian North Avions de Transport Regional ATR-42-300, registration C-GKLB performing flight 5T-620 from Yellowknife,NT to Kuglutuk,NU (Canada)…

Delta BCS3 at New York on Dec 10th 2023, smoke in cockpit
A Delta Airlines Bombardier C-Series CS-300, registration N313DU performing flight DL-2380 from New Orleans,LA to New York La Guardia,NY (USA), was…

Canada BCS3 near West Palm Beach on Dec 9th 2023, engine shut down in flight
An Air Canada Bombardier C-Series CS-300, registration C-GWUT performing flight AC-1204 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Miami,FL (USA), was descending…

China Eastern A332 at Shanghai on Dec 9th 2023, could not retract landing gear
A China Eastern Airbus A330-200, registration B-6538 performing flight MU-533 from Shanghai Pudong (China) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was climbing…

Jetblue A321 near Columbus on Dec 9th 2023, smoke indication in cabin
A Jetblue Airbus A321-200, registration N984JB performing flight B6-223 from New York JFK,NY to Los Angeles,CA (USA) with 65 people on board, was…

Malta B738 at Pescara on Dec 9th 2023, hydraulic failure
A Malta Air Boeing 737-800 on behalf of Ryanair, registration 9H-QDR performing flight FR-1628 from Catania to Pescara (Italy), was on final approach…

Southwest B738 at Sacramento on Dec 8th 2023, bird strike
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8319F performing flight WN-3182 from Sacramento,CA to Long Beach,CA (USA), was climbing out of…

Nolinor B732 at Yellowknife on Dec 8th 2023, Flight Indication System malfunction
A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-200, registration C-GNLW performing flight N5-100 from Yellowknife,NT to Goose Lake,NU (Canada), was climbing out of…

S7 B738 at Novosibirsk on Dec 8th 2023, both engines stalled on initial climb
An S7 Sibir Airlines Boeing 737-800, legal registration VQ-BKV (illegal disowned registration RA-73665) performing flight S7-2502 from Novosibirsk to…

Southwest B38M at Colorado Springs on Dec 8th 2023, overran runway on landing
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration N8831L performing flight WN-1954 from Las Vegas,NV to Colorado Springs,CO (USA), landed on…

Northern Air Cargo B734 near Chicago on Dec 7th 2023, smoke in cockpit
A Northern Air Cargo Boeing 737-400, registration N403YK performing flight NC-5711 from Newark,NJ to Salt Lake City,UT (USA), was enroute at FL360…

KLM B78X over Celtic Sea on Dec 6th 2023, engine trouble
A KLM Boeing 787-10, registration PH-BKA performing flight KL-741 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Bogota (Colombia), was enroute at FL320 about 160nm…

Edelweiss A343 near Genoa on Dec 5th 2023, engine shut down in flight
An Edelweiss Airbus A340-300, registration HB-JMF performing flight WK-84 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Cape Town (South Africa) with 276 passengers…

Ryanair UK B738 near Faro on Dec 5th 2023, pilot unwell
A Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800, registration G-RUKI performing flight RK-8528 from London Stansted,EN (UK) to Ouarzazate (Morocco), was enroute at FL410…

American B788 at Paris on Dec 4th 2023, bird strike
An American Airlines Boeing 787-8, registration N811AB performing flight AA-755 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Philadelphia,PA (USA), was…

Delta B738 at Toronto on Dec 4th 2023, electric and manual trim failure
A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N3757D performing flight DL-1394 from Salt Lake City,UT (USA) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 107 people on…

China Eastern A333 near Xiamen on Dec 3rd 2023, uncontained engine failure
A China Eastern Airbus A330-300, registration B-8970 performing flight MU-721 from Shanghai Hongquiao to Hong Kong (China), was enroute at 10400…

Etihad B789 at Moscow on Dec 3rd 2023, engine vibrations in icing conditions
An Etihad Boeing 787-9, registration A6-BLU performing flight EY-65 from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia), was…

Skywest CRJ9 at Omaha on Dec 3rd 2023, bird strike
A Skywest USA Canadair CRJ-900 on behalf of Delta Airlines, registration N825SK performing flight DL-3754 from Detroit,MI to Omaha,NE (USA), was on…

Canada B789 near St. John's on Dec 2nd 2023, electrical burning odour on board
An Air Canada Boeing 787-9, registration C-FGDX performing flight AC-824 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 177 people on board, was…

PIA B772 at Karachi on Dec 2nd 2023, engine failure and engine fire warning
A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration AP-BMH performing flight PK-743 from Karachi (Pakistan) to Madinah (Saudi Arabia)…

Delta A333 over Atlantic on Dec 2nd 2023, hydraulic failure
A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration N806NW performing flight DL-17 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Detroit,MI (USA), was enroute at FL380…

Airlines
The following airlines have been covered in aviation incidents during last month: Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air France, Air Tindi, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Azul Linhas Aereas, British Airways, Canadian North, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Airlines, Edelweiss Air, Emirates Airlines, Envoy Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings Europe Malta, Fedex, Gol Transportes Aereos, Hop!, Jet2.com, Jetblue, KLM, KLM Cityhopper, Kenya Airways, Lulutai, Mahan Air, Maleth Aero, Malta Air, Mesa Airlines, Nolinor Aviation, Northern Air Cargo, PIA Pakistan International Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, Republic Airways, RwandAir, Ryanair, Ryanair UK, S7 Airlines, Skywest Airlines, Skywest USA, Southwest Airlines, Sun Express, United, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris, Wideroe Airlines

Flight numbers
Flight numbers linked to aviation incidents during last month: 5T-620, AA-755, AA-908, AA-1609, AA-2497, AA-2872, AA-3808, AA-4808, AA-5977, AC-824, AC-1204, AD-5096, AF-1367, AF-1702, B6-209, B6-223, B6-420, BA-142, CI-7760, CX-101, DB-1975, DL-17, DL-135, DL-1394, DL-2380, DL-3754, EK-421, ET-715, EW-4342, EY-65, FR-1249, FR-1628, FX-251, G3-1504, KL-741, KL-1357, KQ-310, L8-14, LS-161, MU-533, MU-721, N5-100, NC-5711, OS-208, OS-9506, PK-743, RK-8528, RV-1923, S7-2502, UA-21, UA-531, UA-551, UA-648, UA-1213, UA-5506, UA-6107, VN-302, VS-221, W5-4523, WB-110, WF-794, WK-84, WN-464, WN-554, WN-1416, WN-1954, WN-3163, WN-3182, WN-4398, XQ-772, Y4-607

Aircraft types
The following aircraft types have been covered in one or more articles during last month: ATR ATR-42, ATR ATR-72-200, Airbus A220-300, Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-300, Airbus A350-1000, Airbus A380-800, Boeing 737-200, Boeing 737-400, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-800MAX, Boeing 737-900, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, Canadair CL-600 Regional Jet CRJ-705, Canadair CRJ-700, De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, De Havilland Dash 8 (100), Embraer ERJ-145, Embraer ERJ-170, Embraer ERJ-175, Embraer ERJ-190, McDonnell Douglas MD-11, SAAB 340

Causes
The following causes have been reported: bird strike, cabin did not pressurize, could not retract landing gear, cracked windshield, engine problem, engine shut down in flight, engine trouble, flaps problem, fumes on board, hydraulic failure, lightning strike, overran runway on landing, smoke in cabin, smoke in cockpit, unsafe gear

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