Southwest B738 near San Jose on May 9th 2016, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: May 9, 2016 / 23:32:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 9, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-346

Aircraft Registration
N8601C

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8601C performing flight WN-346 from Phoenix,AZ to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 170 passengers and 6 crew, was descending towards San Francisco when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and decided to divert to San Jose,CA (USA) for a safe landing on 30L. The crew advised after landing they were able to taxi to the apron but requested emergency services to follow them to the gate.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N8657B continued the flight for the 9 minutes hop to San Francisco International Airport reaching the destination with a delay of 4.5 hours.

The airline reported there were mechanical difficulties of possible smoke in the cockpit prompting the crew to divert to San Jose even though just about 45nm from San Francisco.

The occurrence aircraft was able to resume service 4 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N8601C
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-8H4
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 9, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-346

Aircraft Registration
N8601C

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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