Southwest B733 at Las Vegas on Mar 14th 2013, cargo fire indication

Last Update: March 16, 2013 / 21:30:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 14, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-481

Aircraft Registration
N645SW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300, registration N645SW performing flight WN-481 from Las Vegas,NV to Tulsa,OK (USA) with 136 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing out of Las Vegas' runway 25R in contact with departure frequency when the crew reported they may have the aircraft on fire and requested an immediate turn back to the airport runway 25R. The aircraft stopped the climb at 6300 feet and returned to runway 25R for a safe landing about 10 minutes after departure. Attending emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke, the aircraft taxied to the apron where passengers disembarked normally.

The airline reported maintenance found the indication malfunctioned.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 reached Tulsa with a delay of 3:15 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N645SW
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-3H4
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B733
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
Mar 14, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-481

Aircraft Registration
N645SW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

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