Colombian Aerosucre Boeing 737-200 Engine Malfunction on Takeoff
Earlier this month, an Aerosucre Boeing 737 suffered engine malfunction on takeoff in Colombia, narrowly avoiding the top of trees, electrical power lines, and houses.
On 3rd February, an Aerosucre Boeing 737-200 with registration HK-5192 and performing a domestic flight from Puerto Carreno to Bogota in Colombia suffered engine malfunction on takeoff.
According to the AvHerald, one of the engines showed overheat indications and lost thrust on takeoff out of Puerto Carreno’s runway 07. As a result, the aircraft climbed out at only 50% thrust available.
As seen in a video shared on the internet, the aircraft narrowly avoided the top of trees, electrical power lines, and houses situated about 250 meters past the end of the runway outside the airport.
The crew continued takeoff and safely returned for an emergency landing a few minutes later. Eyewitnesses from the neighboring residents were reportedly surprised by the proximity of the cargo aircraft.
As the wake turbulence caused the trees to respond, people claimed that the aircraft had hit the top of the trees. However, according to the AvHerald, no actual contact was visible between the aircraft and nearby trees.
According to The Transponder 1200, the cargo airline is being reviewed in all technical, climatic, human, operational and other multiple aspects by the competent authorities and the interested parties.
Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-8F falling parts found
On 12th February, part of a Nippon Cargo Boeing 747-8F with registration JA14KZ was found beside the runway at Narita Airport on inspection after it was revealed that parts of Nippon Cargo Airlines flight KZ226 were missing.
The Boeing 747-8 Freighter had arrived as flight KZ226 from Shanghai last night, and the parts reportedly fell while landing at runway 34L.
According to the Narita Airport Office, the part of the left-wing was found beside the runway during regular inspections around 11:00 am. The lost flap track fairing is 4.4 meters long, 60 centimetres wide and 75 centimetres high. It was of the left-wing and covered the mechanical part of the wing flap.
“It falls under the case of a large missing part.”The Narita Airport Office of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Runway A was closed for about 10 minutes for an inspection, but no abnormalities were found. Nippon Cargo Airlines is investigating the cause in detail. Although one flight sustained a delay due to the closure of the runway, there is no other impact.
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