Sunwing B738 at Montreal on Feb 8th 2024, frozen altitude

Last Update: February 16, 2024 / 22:35:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 8, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WG-6488

Destination
Varadero, Cuba

Aircraft Registration
C-FJVE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Sunwing Boeing 737-800, registration C-FJVE performing flight WG-6488 from Montreal,QC (Canada) to Varadero (Cuba) with 194 people on board, was climbing through about 16,500 feet out of Montreal when the altitude indications on the autopilot mode control panel as well as at the primary flight display froze. The crew declared PAN PAN and decided to return to Montreal, where the aircraft landed safely about 30 minutes after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported the autopilot mode control panel was replaced.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-FJVE
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
737-8DC
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 8, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WG-6488

Destination
Varadero, Cuba

Aircraft Registration
C-FJVE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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