Southwest B737 at Houston on Aug 15th 2023, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: August 17, 2023 / 09:30:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 15, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-307

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
N7737E

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N7737E performing flight WN-307 from Houston Hobby,TX (USA) to Cancun (Mexico), was in the initial climb out of Hobby's runway 31L when the right hand engine (CFM56) emitted bangs and streaks of flames, an engine fire warning occurred, prompting the crew to stop the climb at 3000 feet, shut the engine down and return to Houston Hobby for a safe landing on runway 04 about 15 minutes after departure. The aircraft vacated the runway and stopped clear of the runway for inspection by emergency services.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N555LV reached Cancun with a delay of about 2.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Houston about 33 hours after landing back.

The airline reported a potential mechanical problem.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N7737E
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
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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
Aug 15, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-307

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
N7737E

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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