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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231774
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Time:05:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B38M model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737 MAX 8
Owner/operator:Aerolineas Argentinas
Registration: LV-HKU
MSN: 44293/6753
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Tucumán Airport -   Argentina
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ)
Destination airport:Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ/MDPC)
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
during the scheduled commercial flight (AR1324), the Boeing 737 MAX, took off from the International Airport Minister Pistarini (Ezeiza, Argentina) at 04:40 UTC.
In cruise flight the aircraft experienced vibrations in the left engine and, in view of this situation, the crew landed as a precaution at Tucumán Airport.

JIAAC Conclusions regarding factors related to the incident
- The aircraft experienced left engine vibration in flight with a reading of 4.2.
- The crew performed the procedures established by the QRH and landed as a precaution at Tucuman International Airport.
- The vibrations were probably produced by the accumulation of ice (icing crystal) in the engine cone.
- The event was not reported in time.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


Photo of LV-HKU courtesy

Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (SABE / AEP / AER)
7 August 2021; (c) Sandro Rota

Revision history:

29-Dec-2019 08:31 harro Added
29-Dec-2019 08:33 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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