Airtran B737 at Atlanta on Jun 27th 2012, unusual noise at departure prompts return

Last Update: June 29, 2012 / 15:06:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 27, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Airtran

Flight number
FL-189

Aircraft Registration
N354AT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

An AirTran Boeing 737-700, registration N354AT performing flight FL-189 from Atlanta,GA to Seattle,WA (USA) with 137 passengers and 5 crew, was departing Atlanta when unusual loud noises were heard throughout cockpit and cabin. The crew decided to level off at 10,000 feet and enter a holding to burn off fuel for about 2 hours. The aircraft landed safely back to Atlanta about 2:20 hours after departure.

The flight was cancelled.

The airline reported that a post flight inspection revealed nothing wrong with tyres and landing gear of the aircraft. Safety goes first however.

Passengers reported they were required to assume brace position for landing as the flight crew feared tyres might have burst and may have caused damage to the fuselage.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 27, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Airtran

Flight number
FL-189

Aircraft Registration
N354AT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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