Orenair B738 at Tomsk on Dec 29th 2014, asymmetric flaps

Last Update: January 2, 2015 / 21:13:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 29, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Orenair

Flight number
R2-5814

Destination
Tomsk, Russia

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BIZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Orenair Boeing 737-800, registration VQ-BIZ performing flight R2-5814 from Moscow Domodedovo to Tomsk (Russia) with 115 passengers and 6 crew, was on approach to Tomsk maintaining 600 meters when the crew aborted the approach reporting flaps problems and decided to divert to Novosibirsk, climbed the aircraft to FL130 and landed safely in Novosibirsk at a higher than normal speed.

The West Siberian Transport Prosecution Office opened an investigation. The crew diverted to Novosibirsk's Tolmachevo Airport due to the longer runways available there, the office added.

Tomsk features a runway 02/20 of 2500 meters/8200 feet length, Novosibirsk offers runways 07/25 and 16/34 of 3600 meters/11,800 feet length each.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 29, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Orenair

Flight number
R2-5814

Destination
Tomsk, Russia

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BIZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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