Earlier today, a flybondi flight from Buenos Aires suffered an engine failure, resulting in an emergency call and diversion to Ezeiza.
Incident: flybondi Flight from Buenos Aires Engine Failure, Diverts to Ezeiza…
flybondi flight F05017 departed from Buenos Aires at 0510 local time this morning, where moments after departure, one of the engines on the Boeing 737-800 failed, causing a turn west for holding.
From there, it proceeded to hold whilst they got the issue under control, including the transmission of the 7700 emergency squawk so then air traffic control knew that there was a problem and that a diversion to Ezeiza was needed.
After it’s holding, the aircraft then proceeded for a straight-in approach to Ezeiza, where it landed safely at 0546 local time, around 35 minutes after departure from Buenos Aires.
Today’s flight was operated by LV-KHO, one of the airline’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which is 13.7 years old at the time of writing, as per Planespotters.net.
The aircraft was originally supposed to start out life with Delta Air Lines but was never taken up and sent to Garuda Indonesia instead in February 2010.
It remained with the Indonesian carrier until June 2021 when it was returned to lessor BBAM and placed in storage in Prague between January 16-December 29, 2022.
flybondi then took delivery of the aircraft in December 2022, and was returned to service in January 2023.
At the time of writing (5/10/23 @ 1530 UK time), LV-KHO is still in Ezeiza, with no indication into when the aircraft will be airworthy again following this incident in the Buenos Aires area.
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