Southwest B737 near New Orleans on Jul 29th 2016, loss of cabin pressure

Last Update: July 31, 2016 / 16:18:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-775

Aircraft Registration
N917WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N917WN performing flight WN-775 from Tampa,FL to San Antonio,TX (USA) with 125 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL400 about 170nm southeast of New Orleans,LA (USA) when the crew initiated an emergency descent (average rate of descent 4000fpm) due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft diverted to New Orleans for a safe landing on runway 02 about 35 minutes after leaving FL400.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N7747C reached San Antonio with a delay of 5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 17 hours before resuming service.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N917WN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-7H4
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
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
Jul 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-775

Aircraft Registration
N917WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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