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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178007
Last updated: 12 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-73V
Owner/operator:Eastar Jet
Registration: HL8207
MSN: 32413/1202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 151
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:77 km South of Gimpo Int'l Airport -   South Korea
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS)
Destination airport:Jeju (Cheju) International Airport (CJU/RKPC)
Investigating agency: ARAIB
The Boeing 737-700 airplane, HL8207, operated as Eastar Jet flight 223, experienced an in-flight engine shutdown with the sound of bang and all engine parameters shifting while flying at an altitude of 22,500 ft. The captain declared an emergency, performed engine shutdown procedures, then returned to and landed at Gimpo International Airport, point of departure.
Aboard the airplane were 2 flight crew, 3 cabin crew, and 146 passengers, but there was no personal injury.

The Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board determines the cause of this serious incident was that the liberation of one HPT blade of the right (#2) engine caused severe damage to the engine interior, thereby resulting in the IFSD.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ARAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

21-Jul-2015 18:22 harro Added

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