Southwest B737 near Chicago on Sep 13th 2016, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: September 14, 2016 / 19:43:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 13, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-2390

Aircraft Registration
N455WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N455WN performing flight WN-2390 from Columbus,OH to Denver,CO (USA) with 112 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL380 about 60nm southsouthwest of Chicago Midway,IL (USA) when the crew donned their oxygen masks and reported smoke in the cockpit and diverted the aircraft to Chicago Midway. The airport stopped all departures and arrivals for the inbound emergency. The aircraft landed safely on Midway's runway 22L, vacated the runway and stopped, the crew was still on oxygen masks when they inquired with emergency services whether there was any damage visible from the outside. The crew removed their oxygen masks after emergency crews reported no damage, the aircraft subsequently taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N227WN reached Denver with a delay of 2 hours.

The occurrence aircraft resumed service after about 18.5 hours on the ground.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N455WN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
TCDS Ident. No.
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
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Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 13, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-2390

Aircraft Registration
N455WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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