Ryanair B738 at Bremen on Aug 16th 2013, rejected takeoff

Last Update: August 19, 2013 / 16:31:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 16, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-7602

Aircraft Registration
EI-EGD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EGD performing flight FR-7602 from Bremen (Germany) to Vilnius (Lithuania) with 164 passengers, rejected takeoff from Bremen's runway 09 at low speed after the crew noticed a strong odour in the cockpit. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

Germany's BFU confirmed the aircraft returned to the gate due to fumes in the cockpit, however no investigation has been initiated.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration EI-DWJ reached Vilnius with a delay of 3.5 hours.

The incident aircraft resumed service after about 5.5 hours on the ground.

On Aug 19th 2013 Ryanair told The Aviation Herald: "A Ryanair flight from Bremen to Vilnius (16 Aug) returned to stand prior to take-off as a precaution after the crew reported the smell of fumes in the cabin. Passengers were disembarked and switched to a replacement aircraft, which was sent from Stansted and which departed for Vilnius with an approximate 3 hour delay. Ryanair apologised sincerely to all 164 passengers affected by this delay. The aircraft was inspected by Ryanair engineers and cleared to return to service."
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-EGD
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
BOEING 737-8AS
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 16, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-7602

Aircraft Registration
EI-EGD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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