Southwest B737 at Oakland on May 22nd 2024, airframe vibrations

Last Update: May 23, 2024 / 16:19:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 22, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-8507

Aircraft Registration
N788SA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N788SA performing flight WN-8507 from Oakland,CA to Phoenix,AZ (USA), was climbing out of Oakland's runway 30 when the crew stopped the climb at 7000 feet reporting airframe vibrations and requested to return to Oakland but stated, this was no emergency and no emergency services were needed. The aircraft landed safely back on Oakland's runway 30 about 20 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT DEPARTED AND RETURNED TO AIRPORT SHORTLY AFTER WITH DAMAGE TO THE #2 ENGINE COWLING, OAKLAND, CA."

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Oakland about 25.5 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N788SA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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TCDS Ident. No.
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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Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 22, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-8507

Aircraft Registration
N788SA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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