Southwest B738 near Atlanta on Dec 24th 2023, failure of weather radar

Last Update: December 26, 2023 / 15:45:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 24, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-4398

Aircraft Registration
N8549Z

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8549Z performing flight WN-4398 from Savannah,GA to Houston Hobby,TX (USA), was enroute at FL330 about 100nm southeast of Atlanta,GA (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Atlanta reporting their weather radars had failed. The aircraft landed safely on Atlanta's runway 10 about 30 minutes later.

A replacement Boeing 737-8 MAX registration N8718Q reached Houston with a delay of about 3.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 10 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N8549Z
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-800
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
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
Dec 24, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-4398

Aircraft Registration
N8549Z

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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