Southwest B737 near Buffalo on Oct 8th 2019, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: October 10, 2019 / 21:48:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 8, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-1291

Aircraft Registration
N728SW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N728SW performing flight WN-1291 from Chicago Midway,IL to Providence,RI (USA) with 135 people on board, was enroute at FL390 about 50nm south of Buffalo,NY (USA) when the crew donned their oxygen masks and decided to divert to Buffalo reporting smoke in the cockpit. On contacting tower the crew advised it looked like they were able to stop the smoke and they were planning to vacate the runway and taxi to the gate. The aircraft landed safely on Buffalo's runway 05 about 15 minutes later, the aircraft taxied to the apron.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N205WN reached Providence with a delay of about 2 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 6:20 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N728SW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-7H4
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 8, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-1291

Aircraft Registration
N728SW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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