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Thai Lion Air Boeing 737 Returns To Bangkok Following Engine Flames

Old 26th Nov 2023, 12:40
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Thai Lion Air Boeing 737 Returns To Bangkok Following Engine Flames

A Thai Lion Air Boeing 737 aircraft made an emergency landing on November 24, 2023, after one of its engines made a loud bang and caught fire, according to a report by Aviation Herald.

The airline's Boeing 737-800, registered as HS-LGJ, was operating domestic flight SL538 from Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) to Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI) when the aircraft's right engine unexpectedly caught fire. This prompted the flight crew to shut down the engine and return to its departure destination.
The aircraft safely returned to Don Mueang Airport, making a landing on runway 21R approximately 30 minutes after departure, according to Flightradar24.com. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. Simple Flying has reached out to Thai Lion Air for a comment.

According to a report from the local Thai media outlet Thai PBS World, the engine fire is believed to have been caused by a bird strike as the captain announced they had flown through a flock of birds at ant altitude of about 6,000 feet (1.8 km). Typically, flights between DMK airport and CEI airport last for an hour.

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Old 26th Nov 2023, 13:22
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SimplisticFlying discovers bird strikes ...
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Old 27th Nov 2023, 01:39
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when the aircraft's right engine unexpectedly caught fire.
As opposed to “the aircraft’s right engine caught fire as expected”?
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Thai Lion Air Boeing 737 Returns To Bangkok Following Engine Flames
Sounds rather desperate. Why didn't it just follow the ILS?
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