Gol B738 at Recife on Apr 26th 2016, engine malfunction

Last Update: April 27, 2016 / 14:51:36 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 26, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G3-1620

Aircraft Registration
PR-GGL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Gol Linhas Aereas Boeing 737-800, registration PR-GGL performing flight G3-1620 from Recife,PE to Fortaleza,CE (Brazil), was in the initial climb out of Recife's runway 18 when the crew stopped the climb at FL070 due to a right hand engine (CFM56) problem and decided to return to Recife for a safe landing on runway 18 about 25 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration PR-GGN reached Fortaleza as flight G3-9004 with a delay of 6 hours.

Passengers reported the right hand engine emitted two loud bangs and streaks of flame.

The airline reported there was a "technical limitation" to the right hand engine prompting a precautionary return. There had been no fire and no "explosions".
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 26, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G3-1620

Aircraft Registration
PR-GGL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Article source

You can read 4 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber?
Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Free newsletter

Want to know more and stay ahead? Get our free weekly newsletter and join 4941 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and confirm that you've read our privacy policy.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

Virtual Speech logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Get updates

Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 4941 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and that you've read our privacy policy.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways