A Ryanair Boeing 737 MAX operating a flight from Palma de Mallorca to Hamburg suffered an engine failure whilst on the climb-out.
Incident: Ryanair Flight Palma de Mallorca-Hamburg Suffers Engine Failure…
Ryanair flight FR7185 departed Palma de Mallorca at 1640 local time yesterday, where at FL290, it stopped its climb.
From there, the aircraft turned around and headed back to the island, where it went into a series of holds to burn enough fuel to make a safe landing.
The Boeing 737 MAX made a safe landing back into the island at 1802 local time, with The Aviation Herald confirming today this was due to an in-flight engine failure.
EI-IHJ was the affected aircraft involved in this incident, which at the time of writing (08/10/23 @ 1910 UK time), is a 0.4 year old aircraft, as per data from Planespotters.net.
The jet was delivered to Ryanair only in June 2023.
It is understood upon arrival back into Palma de Mallorca, the flight to Hamburg was subsequently cancelled.
Today’s FR7185 rotation between the Spanish island and Hamburg was operated by 9H-LMB, a Lauda Air Airbus A320, of which the Irish low-cost carrier owns that airline.
The flight departed at 1300 local time, and made safe passage to the German airport at 1615 local time earlier today.
As for EI-IHJ, the aircraft is still on the ground at the time of writing, with no indication into when the engine issue will be fixed, as well as when it will be deemed commercially airworthy again.
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