Southwest B737 near Fort Walton Beach on Apr 8th 2024, wheel well fire indication

Last Update: April 9, 2024 / 18:09:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 8, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-6080

Aircraft Registration
N496WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N496WN performing flight WN-6080 from Fort Walton Beach,FL to Dallas Love,TX (USA) with 115 people on board, was climbing out of Fort Walton Beach when the crew received indication of a wheel well fire and decided to divert to Atlanta,GA (USA). After working the checklists the crew advised ATC the fire indication did not extinguish. The aircraft landed on Atlanta's runway 09R about 45 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N276WN reached Dallas with a delay of about 3 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 14.5 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N496WN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-7H4
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 8, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-6080

Aircraft Registration
N496WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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