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Boeing 737-8BK

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On July 30th 2011,9Y-PBM was destroyed when it suffered a runway excursion accident at Georgetown-Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO), Guyana.
One serious and multiple minor injuries were reported among the 156 passengers and six crewmembers on board the plane. Caribbean Airlines Flight BW523 flight departed Port of Spain (POS), Trinidad & Tobago on a scheduled flight to Georgetown. The airplane landed on runway 06 (a 7,448-ft / 2,270-m long asphalt runway) but failed to stop on the runway surface. It overran and came to rest near a 200-ft (61-m) ravine. The airplane broke in two.
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Aircraft Data

The B737 is a twin engined short to medium range narrow body airliner. It is the most successful airliner in its class, first delivered in 1967, it has been developed continuously into a family of increasingly capable versions.

The 737-800 is a next generation, stretched and modernised version of the -400, but with modern cockpit, CFM 56-7 engines, a larger wing and improved interior.

Summary data for Boeing 737 800
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA1997215921502162 - 189


2 x CFM CFM56 (18500 - 34000 lbf) turbofan engines.

Uses the CFM56-7B at 26200lb thrust.


Dimensions for Boeing 737 800
Length129 ft. 6 in.
Wing Span112 ft. 7 in.
Height41 ft. 7 in.
Empty Weight91,108 lbs.
Max Weight172,500 lbs.


Performance of Boeing 737 800
Max Speed473 kts
Cruise Speed450 kts
Ceiling41,000 ft.
Normal Range2,700nm
Max Range3,200nm (Range at max. take off weight)

Updated 2nd June 2011

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Boeing 737-8BK

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25th October 2009
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