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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139955
Last updated: 22 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B739 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-924ER(WL)
Owner/operator:Continental Airlines
Registration: N53442
MSN: 33536/3027
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Panama City -   Panama
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:MPTO
Destination airport:KEWR
A Continental Airlines Boeing 737-924ER(WL), performing flight CO-1022, was forced to return to Tocumen Airport - MPTO where the aircraft just took off. Cause of the incident was that the left hand engine (CFM56) ingested a bird (buzzard) and repeatedly surged. The crew shut down the engine and returned. The Boeing, which was on a flight to Newark Liberty International Airport - KEWR, landed safely back at Tocumen.

Nobody was injured.



Photo of N53442 courtesy

Las Vegas - McCarran International (KLAS / LAS)
24 March 2019; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

19-Nov-2011 01:24 Alpine Flight Added
19-Nov-2011 04:29 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Narrative]
19-Nov-2011 04:31 RobertMB Updated [Nature]

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