Southwest B738 near Atlanta on Dec 22nd 2023, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: December 23, 2023 / 22:09:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 22, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-3163

Aircraft Registration
N8327A

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8327A performing flight WN-3163 from Chicago Midway,IL to Fort Myers,FL (USA) with 122 people on board, was enroute at FL390 about 100nm northwest of Atlanta,GA (USA) when the crew needed to shut one of the engines (CFM56) down and diverted to Atlanta for a safe landing on runway 09L about 35 minutes later.

The FAA reported the crew declared emergency reporting the failure of one of their engines.

The airline reported a mechanical issue, the passengers were taken to Fort Myers on a different aircraft.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N8568Z reached Fort Myers with a delay of about 2.5 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N8327A
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 22, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-3163

Aircraft Registration
N8327A

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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