Southwest B737 near Indianapolis on May 19th 2018, cabin pressure problems

Last Update: May 20, 2018 / 17:45:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 19, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-5913

Aircraft Registration
N732SW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N732SW performing flight WN-5913 from Las Vegas,NV to Philadelphia,PA (USA), was enroute at FL390 about 50nm northeast of Indianapolis,IN (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Indianapolis due to problems with the cabin pressure. The aircraft performed a rapid descent and landed safely on Indianapolis' runway 23R about 30 minutes after leaving FL390.

The airline reported the crew received indication of loss of cabin pressure, the aircraft however never actually lost cabin pressure.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N7731A reached Philadelphia with a delay of 4:20 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 5.5 hours, then positioned to Chicago Midway,IL (USA), but has not yet returned to service about 20 hours after landing in Indianapolis.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N732SW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
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Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 19, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-5913

Aircraft Registration
N732SW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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