Flydubai B738 at Mashhad on Mar 29th 2016, flaps problem

Last Update: March 29, 2016 / 20:58:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flydubai

Flight number
FZ-251

Destination
Mashhad, Iran

Aircraft Registration
A6-FDZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FDZ performing flight FZ-251 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Mashhad (Iran), was on approach to Mashhad when the flaps could not be extended beyond 5 degrees. The crew entered a hold to work the related checklists, extended the flaps further using the alternate flaps extension and performed a safe landing on Mashhad's runway 31R at a higher than normal speed (about 160 knots over ground).

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 5.5 hours, then departed for the return flight FZ-252 and is estimated to reach Dubai with a delay of 5:15 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Flydubai

Flight number
FZ-251

Destination
Mashhad, Iran

Aircraft Registration
A6-FDZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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