Incident: Ryanair B38M Suffers Engine Failure at Palma Mallorca

On October 7, 2023, a Ryanair Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration EI-IHJ, experienced an engine failure during its flight FR-7185 from Palma Mallorca, Spain to Hamburg, Germany.


The Incident

The aircraft was carrying 201 people and was climbing out of Mallorca when the crew stopped the climb at FL290 due to an engine (LEAP) failure. The decision was made to return to Palma Mallorca and burn off fuel.


The Response

The aircraft landed safely back on Palma Mallorca's runway 24L about 80 minutes after departure¹². The flight was subsequently canceled. The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Mallorca for about 25.5 hours after landing back. 



This incident underscores the importance of rigorous maintenance and safety checks for all aircraft. It also highlights the professionalism and quick thinking of the flight crew in handling such a situation. Their actions ensured the safety of all passengers on board. While incidents like these are rare, they serve as a reminder of the critical role that safety plays in aviation. Airlines, regulatory bodies, and manufacturers must continue to work together to ensure the highest standards of safety are upheld.

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