Southwest B737 at Milwaukee on Sep 15th 2020, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: September 16, 2020 / 15:50:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 15, 2020

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
N420WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N420WN performing flight Milwaukee,WI to Orlando,FL (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from Milwaukee's runway 19R when the crew rejected takeoff due to two large birds hitting the left hand engine (CFM56) about 1100 meters/3600 feet down the runway. The aircraft slowed safely and vacated the runway via taxiway S (1900 meters/6300 feet down the runway) and stopped on taxiway T, emergency services responded. After an inspection the aircraft taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail.

The airport advised another departure to exercise caution, they had had a couple of bird strikes that morning.

The flight was cancelled.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Milwaukee about 26 hours after the rejected takeoff.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N420WN
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
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Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 15, 2020

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
N420WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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