Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 Suffers Inflight Engine Shutdown

By Travel Radar | September 30, 2020


News-in that an Anadolujet Airlines Boeing 737-800 (operating at the time on behalf of Turkish Airlines as a chartered flight) suffered in flight engine shut down during the climb out of Kars’ runway 24. The number one engine failed with a large booming sound, which subsequently sent out streaks of flames.


What happened to cause this shutdown?

The aircraft operating Turkish Airlines flight TK-7091 from Kars to Ankara suffered a single engine failure. Reacting swiftly, the crew levelled off at F120 (12,000ft for non-pilots out there) and returned to Kars for a safe landing approximately 30 minutes after original departure.

The aircraft took off from Kars’s runway 24 and returned for safe landing on another Kars’s runway, runway 06.

The aircraft was operating a scheduled passenger flight. Although, the passengers were unharmed, the aircraft sustained severe damage to its number 1 (CFM56) engine.


What action did the airline take?

Anadolujet is a subsidiary airline of Turkish Airlines which has a fleet of 38 Boeing 737NG aircraft. Due to the incident, the airline decided to cancel the flight, and ground the 737-800 jet involved in the incident pending a full inspection. The Anadolujet Boeing 737 (registration TC-JZO) is powered by 2 CFM International CFM56 engines, one of which seemed to have failed – the exact cause is unknown at this moment in time.


Passengers were issued a refund or transfer to an alternative flight. A full report will be reported shortly.

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