Southwest B738 at Chicago on Dec 28th 2022, flaps problem

Last Update: December 29, 2022 / 18:29:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 28, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-1715

Aircraft Registration
N8604K

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8604K performing flight WN-1715 from Chicago Midway,IL to Phoenix,AZ (USA), was climbing out of Midway's runway 22L when the crew stopped the climb at 6000 feet due to being unable to fully retract the flaps. The crew initially intended to divert to Chicago O'Hare but ultimately decided to divert to Milwaukee,WI, where the aircraft landed on runway 19R at a higher than normal speed (about 160 knots over ground) without further incident.

A replacement Boeing 737-8 MAX registration N8718Q reached Phoenix with a delay of about 3:45 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 16 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N8604K
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-8H4
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 28, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-1715

Aircraft Registration
N8604K

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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