Southwest B737 near Tampa on Apr 3rd 2024, turbulence causes two injuries

Last Update: April 4, 2024 / 18:17:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 3, 2024

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WN-4273

Aircraft Registration
N567WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N567WN performing flight WN-4273 from New Orleans,LA to Orlando,FL (USA) with 133 passengers and 7 crew, was in the initial descent towards Orlando when the crew declared emergency reporting a passenger and a flight attendant received serious injuries during a severe turbulence encounter, the passenger was reported with back problems and the flight attendant with a possible elbow and hip fracture. The crew decided to divert to Tampa,FL (USA) where the aircraft landed safely. The two injured were taken to a local hospital.

The FAA reported: "Southwest Airlines Flight 4273 landed safely at Tampa International Airport around 9 a.m. local time Wednesday, April 3, after the crew reported severe turbulence. The flight departed from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and was headed to Orlando International Airport. The FAA will investigate."

The FAA rated the occurrence an accident, the highest level of injury was serious.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N567WN
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
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 3, 2024

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WN-4273

Aircraft Registration
N567WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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