August 16, 2018

UPDATE: Cayman Airways flight to Tampa today (Thu 14) returns to ORIA


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from The Aviation Herald

Incident: Cayman B738 at on Sep 14th 2017, engine shut down in flight

By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Sep 15th 2017 18:27Z, last updated Friday, Sep 15th 2017 18:27Z

A Boeing 737-800, registration VP-CNG performing flight KX-200 from Grand Cayman Island (Cayman Islands) to Tampa,FL (USA) with 128 people on board, was climbing through about 5000 feet out of Grand Cayman’s runway 08 when the crew observed abnormal right hand engine (CFM56) indications followed by engine vibrations. The crew stopped the climb at 6000 feet, shut the engine down and returned to Grand Cayman for a safe landing on runway 08 about 30 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the crew received abnormal indications accompanied by vibrations for the right hand engine requiring several safety checks in flight. The crew shut the engine down and returned to Grand Cayman for a single engine landing.

A replacement Boeing 737-300 registration VP-CAY reached Tampa with a delay of 3:20 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 8 hours after landing back.

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Cayman Airways have confirmed that their flight KX200 to Tampa that departed at 11:50 am from Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) returned after experiencing a problem with one of its engines shortly after takeoff.

Cayman Airways said the, “captain declared an emergency and returned the aircraft to ORIA, landing safely at 12:20pm without incident.”

The Tampa flight has been delayed.

are reporting “Flight KX200 isĀ  expected to depart from Grand Cayman at 2:30 with a change of plane and crew”.


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