Southwest B738 near Nashville on Aug 4th 2021, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: August 6, 2021 / 19:36:15 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 4, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-5488

Aircraft Registration
N8661A

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8661A performing flight WN-5488 from Denver,CO to Jacksonville,FL (USA), was enroute at FL370 about 130nm westsouthwest of Nashville,TN (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Nashville reported the left hand engine (CFM56) had lost oil pressure and was shut down. The aircraft drifted down and landed on Nashville's runway 02C about one hour later.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N8609A reached Jacksonville with a delay of 4 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 14 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 4, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-5488

Aircraft Registration
N8661A

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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