Southwest B38M over Pacific on May 14th 2023, cracked windshield

Last Update: May 15, 2023 / 20:37:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 14, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-2367

Aircraft Registration
N8701Q

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration N8701Q performing flight WN-2367 from Honolulu,HI to San Diego,CA (USA), was enroute at FL350 over the Pacific Ocean about 640nm eastnortheast of Honolulu when the crew decided to return to Honolulu due to the right hand windshield's outer pane developing cracks. The aircraft maintained FL350 and landed safely back in Honolulu about 3 hours after departure.

A replacement flight was scheduled for the following day.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 12 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N8701Q
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
May 14, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-2367

Aircraft Registration
N8701Q

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B38M

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