Interim Statement on BOEING 737-300 Aircraft, 5N-BUQ

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Interim Statement on BOEING 737-300 Aircraft, 5N-BUQ

On 22nd November 2021, a Boeing 737-300, 5N-BUQ with flight number APK7159, departed as a scheduled passenger flight from Sam Mbakwe airport, Owerri (DNIM) to Murtala Muhammed airport, Lagos (DNMM) on instrument flight Rules (IFR) Flight Plan.

The incident flight was the fourth sector for the day. On board were 101 persons inclusive of two (2) cockpit crew members and four (4) Cabin Crew members, fuel on board at the time of departure was 0300 hrs., the Pilot was Pilot Flying (PF) while the first officer was the Pilot Monitoring (PM). At 17:47 h, APK7159 was given start up clearance with QNH 1009 hPa at 26˚C by Owerri Air Traffic Control (ATC). At 17:50 h APK7159 taxied and backtracked on runway 35, with take-off clearance: “surface wind calm, after Departure maintain runway heading passing 2,000 ft QNH 1009 hPa, left turn on course clear take-off RWY 35”. Take-off was at 17:52h. After take-off during Climb Out, the crew heard multiple loud bangs accompanied with vibrations and also noticed the values of engine parameters for No 1 Engine N1 and N2 reducing rapidly with excessive rise in EGT (Exhaust Gas Temperature) above limits. The flight crew executed the ENGINE FIRE OR ENGINE SEVERE DAMAGE OR SEPARATION Checklist and shut down engine No1 in accordance with the QRH (quick reference handbook)

Report No: AIRPEACE/2021/11/22/INTR/02
Operator: Air Peace Limited
Reg No: 5N-BUQ
Aircraft Type: BOEING 737-300 AIRCRAFTSerious Incident
Date Released: November 22, 2023
Status: Interim Statement
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