Serious incident Boeing 737-8FE (WL) VH-YIV, Monday 17 June 2024
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Date:Monday 17 June 2024
Time:06:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-8FE (WL)
Owner/operator:Virgin Australia
Registration: VH-YIV
MSN: 40698/4571
Year of manufacture:2013
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-7B26E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 73
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Serious incident
Location:Queenstown Airport, Otago -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Queenstown-Frankton Airport (ZQN/NZQN)
Destination airport:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
Virgin Australia flight VA148, a Boeing 737-8FE, experienced surges from the no.2 engine shortly after takeoff from Queenstown Airport (ZQN).
The flight diverted to Invercargill, were it landed 49 minutes after takeoff from ZQN.

Sources:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/flames-seen-coming-from-aircraft-over-queenstown/5MCVT7B6SBGHDI32SBBDXWXE5E/
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown/flight-diverted-after-flames-seen-engine
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/va148#35b7686d

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2024 08:50 ASN Added
17-Jun-2024 08:51 ASN Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Location, Narrative]
28-Jun-2024 06:22 ASN Updated
20-Jul-2024 00:59 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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