INCIDENT | Engine Shutdown on Aerolineas Argentinas Flight AR-1471

On November 5, 2023, an Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 737-700, registration LV-GOO, experienced an engine shutdown while in flight. The incident occurred during flight AR-1471, which was en route from Jujuy, Argentina to Buenos Aires Aeroparque, Argentina.


The Incident

The aircraft was cruising at FL370, approximately 130 nautical miles northeast of Cordoba, Argentina, when the crew decided to divert to Cordoba due to a possible fuel leak. The aircraft landed safely on Cordoba's runway 01 about 30 minutes later. Local police reported that the crew had lost fuel, suggesting a fuel leak. However, the airline denied that there had been a fuel leak and stated that an engine (CFM56) had failed.


Aftermath and Investigation

Following the incident, Argentina's JST opened an investigation. The passengers were rebooked onto other flights, with the majority (about 80) reaching Buenos Aires with a delay of about 12 hours.

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This incident underscores the importance of stringent safety measures and quick decision-making in aviation. The crew's decision to divert to Cordoba ensured the safety of all 132 people on board. As the investigation continues, further details will emerge, shedding light on the exact cause of the engine failure and any potential measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

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