City Airways B734 near Komatsu on May 23rd 2013, fuel imbalance

Last Update: May 23, 2013 / 21:20:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2013

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
N270PL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

A City Airways Boeing 737-400, registration N270PL performing a positioning flight from Miami,FL (USA) to Bangkok (Thailand) with 4 crew via Minot,ND (USA), Anchorage,AK (USA), Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Russia) and Seoul Incheon (South Korea), was enroute at FL340 about 160nm north of Komatsu (Japan) when the crew declared emergency reporting a fuel imbalance and decided to divert to Komatsu for a safe landing about 30 minutes later.

Maintenance in Komatsu was able to repair the aircraft, which continued the journey to Bangkok after about 5 hours on the ground in Komatsu.

The aircraft, still in all white colours, was on its flight from the lessor in the United States across the Pacific Ocean via Alaska and Russia to join City Airways. City Airways is based in Bangkok (Thailand) and currently operates two Boeing 737-400, N270PL will be transferred onto Thailand's aircraft register and join City Airways' fleet.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N270PL
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-400
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B734
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2013

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
N270PL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

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