THY B738 at Moscow on Jun 23rd 2024, failure of stabilizer trim

Last Update: June 25, 2024 / 13:45:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 23, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ajet

Flight number
TK-3979

Destination
Antalya, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
TC-JGU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration TC-JGU performing flight TK-3979 from Moscow Vnukovo (Russia) to Antalya (Turkey), was climbing out of Vnukovo when the crew stopped the climb at FL260 reporting they had a flight control problem subsequently clarifying they were unable to use the stabilizer trim associated with the inability to use autothrottle and autopilot. The aircraft returned to Vnukovo, burned off fuel and landed safely back about 2.5 hours after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Vnukovo for about 2.5 hours, then departed again and reached Antalya with a delay of about 6:15 hours.

On Jun 25th 2024 Ajet advised that the aircraft is not owned and operated by Ajet but is owned and operated by Turkish Airlines further stating: "It operates under a wet lease arrangement on behalf of Ajet, with all operational control managed by Turkish Airlines (THY)".
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 23, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ajet

Flight number
TK-3979

Destination
Antalya, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
TC-JGU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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