Southwest B38M at Raleigh/Durham on Nov 29th 2022, Wile wasn't quick enough

Last Update: December 1, 2022 / 17:10:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 29, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-1221

Aircraft Registration
N8709Q

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration N8709Q performing flight WN-1221 from Raleigh/Durham,NC to Chicago Midway,IL (USA) with 149 passengers and 6 crew, was departing Raleigh/Durham's runway 23L when the aircraft struck a coyote on the runway. The crew continued takeoff, climbed to safe altitude 4000 feet, reported they had an animal running across the runway from the terminal area to the east side and hit it pretty much on the center line, and returned to Raleigh/Durham for a safe landing on runway 23R about 45 minutes after departure.

The aircraft was able to depart again and reached Chicago with a delay of about 2:15 hours delay.

The airline reported the crew alerted tower to a possible wildlife strike on departure and returned to Raleigh. Maintenance later cleared the aircraft to depart again.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N8709Q
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-8
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B38M
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 29, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-1221

Aircraft Registration
N8709Q

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

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