Ryanair B738 at Riga on Oct 26th 2015, suspected fuel leak

Last Update: October 27, 2015 / 20:46:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 26, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-8086

Departure
Riga, Latvia

Aircraft Registration
EI-ESL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-ESL performing flight FR-8086 from Riga (Latvia) to Brussels Charleroi (Belgium) with 167 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Riga's runway 36 when the crew stopped the climb at 9000 feet reporting they suspected a fuel leak in engine #1 (CFM56, left hand), they showed a fuel imbalance of 60 kg, and returned to Riga for a safe landing on runway 36 about 18 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration EI-EVV reached Charleroi with a delay of 2 hours.

The occurrence aircraft was able to resume service after about two hours on the ground.

The airline reported the crew returned to Riga due to a suspected oil leak. The customers boarded a replacement aircraft to Charleroi. Maintenance examined the occurrence aircraft and reported there was no fault, the aircraft was returned to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 26, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-8086

Departure
Riga, Latvia

Aircraft Registration
EI-ESL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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