Southwest B733 at Nashville on Jun 28th 2012, flaps problems

Last Update: July 1, 2012 / 19:25:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 28, 2012

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

A Southwest Boeing 737-700, flight WN-3918 from Houston Hobby,TX to Nashville,TN (USA) with 137 passengers, was on approach to Nashville's runway 20L when the crew went around reporting problems with the flaps and requested to be vectored for another approach. On a second approach to runway 20L (length 8000 feet/2440 meters) the crew indicated no assistance was needed, but again went around reporting they had the same flaps indication again 13 minutes after the first go-around. The crew then requested runway 31 (length 11030 feet/3360 meters) and emergency services on stand by reporting they were on minimum fuel and needed to turn in as soon as possible, the crew subsequently declared emergency stating "we need to land". The aircraft landed safely on Nashville's runway 31 at a higher than normal speed about 15 minutes after the second go-around.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 28, 2012

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-300

ICAO Type Designator
B733

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