Southwest B735 at Austin on Sep 23rd 2014, odour in cabin

Last Update: September 23, 2014 / 14:42:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 23, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-481

Aircraft Registration
N527SW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-500

ICAO Type Designator
B735

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-500, registration N527SW performing flight WN-481 from Austin,TX to Dallas Love,TX (USA) with 107 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing out of Austin's runway 35R when the crew stopped the climb at 12,000 feet reporting an unidentified strong odour in the cabin and air vent system. The aircraft returned to Austin for a safe landing on runway 35R about 20 minutes after departure, vacated the runway and stopped on the adjacent taxiway. Attending emergency services identified a "hot spot" in the wing area prompting the crew to initiate an evacuation via slides. There were no injuries.

The runway was closed as result.

The airline reported an odour in the cabin prompted the crew to declare emergency, a hot spot was identified in the wing area which prompted the evacuation.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N527SW
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
B735
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 23, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-481

Aircraft Registration
N527SW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-500

ICAO Type Designator
B735

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