Southwest B737 near Las Vegas on Mar 22nd 2023, captain incapacitated

Last Update: March 23, 2023 / 20:00:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 22, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-6013

Aircraft Registration
N7855A

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N7855A performing flight WN-6013 from Las Vegas,NV to Columbus,OH (USA), was enroute at FL370 about 160nm northeast of Las Vegas when the first officer advised ATC that the captain was complaining about stomach pain and subsequently became incapacitated. An fully licensed off-duty pilot of another airline assisted the first officer by taking over radio communication, while the first officer returned the aircraft to Las Vegas and the captain was treated in the back of the cabin. The aircraft landed safely on Las Vegas runway 26R about 65 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the aircraft returned to Las Vegas when one of the pilots needed medical attention. A licensed pilot from another airline with full credentials assisted with radio communication. A replacement crew operated the aircraft to Columbus.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N7855A
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-79P
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
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 22, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-6013

Aircraft Registration
N7855A

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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