Southwest B738 at Indianapolis on Dec 1st 2023, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: December 3, 2023 / 14:53:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 1, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-2399

Aircraft Registration
N8630B

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8630B performing flight WN-2399 from Indianapolis,IN to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from Indianapolis' runway 23R when tower already queried the number of souls on board. The aircraft climbed out, the crew declared Mayday reporting they had just lost their left hand engine (CFM56), needed to return and work some checklists prior to landing back. The crew shut the engine down and returned to Indianapolis for a safe landing on runway 23R about 22 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N8604K reached Las Vegas with a delay of about 3 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Indianapolis about 50 hours after landing back.

The airline reported a mechanical issue with the #1 engine.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N8630B
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 1, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-2399

Aircraft Registration
N8630B

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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