Grand Cru B733 near Heraklion on Aug 18th 2014, engine problems

Last Update: August 22, 2014 / 13:31:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 17, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
K2-6375

Destination
Gdansk, Poland

Aircraft Registration
LY-LGC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

Airport ICAO Code
LGIR

A Grand Cru Airlines Boeing 737-300 on behalf of Eurolot, registration LY-LGC performing flight K2-6375 from Heraklion (Greece) to Gdansk (Poland) with 147 people on board, was climbing out of Heraklion's runway 27 when the crew stopped the climb at 8000 feet and returned to Heraklion for a safe landing on runway 27 about 25 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the captain received indication of a malfunction in one of the systems and decided to return to Heraklion as a precaution.

Passengers reported the aircraft had departed normally, but a few minutes after becoming airborne the aircraft began to oscillate yawing left and right, rolling left and right and the engines were continuously spooling up and down. The aircraft returned to Heraklion for a landing the passengers described as "not soft".

A 4YOU Airlines Airbus A320-200 registration UR-YAD reached Gdansk with a delay of 18 hours.

The occurrence aircraft was able to ferry out of Heraklion after about 34 hours on the ground and positioned to Gdansk. The aircraft resumed service about 50 hours after the occurrence.

On Aug 22nd 2014 Greece's AAIASB (Hellenic Air Accident Investigation and Aviation Safety Board) reported that the crew received an overheat indication for the left hand engine (CFM56). Following repairs the aircraft was able to ferry out the following day. The AAIASB rated the occurrence an incident and did not open an investigation.

Metars:
LGIR 180150Z 34015KT CAVOK 27/20 Q1007 NOSIG
LGIR 180050Z 30012KT CAVOK 27/21 Q1006 NOSIG
LGIR 172350Z 30013KT CAVOK 27/21 Q1006 NOSIG
LGIR 172320Z 29009KT CAVOK 27/20 Q1006 NOSIG
LGIR 172250Z 29012KT CAVOK 27/20 Q1006 NOSIG
LGIR 172220Z 30010KT CAVOK 27/20 Q1006 NOSIG
LGIR 172150Z 30011KT CAVOK 27/20 Q1006 NOSIG
LGIR 172120Z 29010KT CAVOK 27/19 Q1006 NOSIG
LGIR 172050Z 30011KT CAVOK 27/19 Q1006 NOSIG
LGIR 172020Z 28017KT CAVOK 27/18 Q1006 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 17, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
K2-6375

Destination
Gdansk, Poland

Aircraft Registration
LY-LGC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

Airport ICAO Code
LGIR

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