Southwest B737 at Orlando on Aug 11th 2015, went off taxiway and nose gear collapsed

Last Update: August 12, 2015 / 15:13:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2015

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WN-311

Aircraft Registration
N561WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N561WN performing flight WN-311 from Milwaukee,WI to Orlando,FL (USA), had completed an uneventful flight, the passengers had disembarked at the gate.

The aircraft was subsequently to be taxied by two crew to a maintenance hangar using callsign Southwest Maintenance 561. The aircraft taxied westbound along taxiway J and was cleared to cross runway 18L and hold short of runway 18R, then at 22:09L (02:09Z Aug 12th) ground cleared the aircraft to cross runway 18R, no delay, traffic 3nm final. Ground subsequently queried whether they were clear of the runway when the aircraft reported they needed assistance, they were off the taxiway, tower immediately instructed the aircraft on final approach to go around. The Southwest 737 had veered left off the taxiway and came to a stop with the nose gear collapsed, main wheels on soft ground and both engines having digged into soft ground and ingested mud. Tower closed runway 18R and also briefly closed runway 18L requesting runway 18L intersection taxiway J to be swept, then runway 18L returned into operation.

Works to recover the 737 began the following morning.

Related NOTAMs:
08/064 (A2785/15) - RWY 18R/36L CLSD. 12 AUG 08:02 2015 UNTIL 12 AUG 17:00 2015. CREATED: 12 AUG 08:02 2015

08/065 (A2786/15) - TWY J ELEVATED GUARD LGT FOR RWY 18R/36L WEST SIDE OUT OF SERVICE. 12 AUG 08:38 2015 UNTIL 31 AUG 23:00 2015 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 12 AUG 08:38 2015
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N561WN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-73V
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
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Engine Manufacturer
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2015

Classification
Accident

Flight number
WN-311

Aircraft Registration
N561WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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