Southwest B737 near Hartford on Aug 12th 2012, some indication

Last Update: August 12, 2012 / 18:49:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 12, 2012


Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, flight WN-1595 from Providence,RI to Tampa,FL (USA) with 143 passengers, was climbing through FL250 when the crew requested to descend back to FL240 indicating they would divert shortly. After initially selecting Baltimore,MD for the diversion the crew subsequently eyed Philadelphia,PA before deciding to divert to Newark,NJ. The crew went ahead to declare emergency although reporting the indicator light had gone out in the meantime. The aircraft landed safely on Newark's runway 22L about 30 minutes after returning to FL240, the crew requested emergency services to check for signs of smoke, in absence of any observations of smoke the crew taxied the aircraft to the apron.

The airline reported the crew received an indicator light, deemed the indication most likely false but didn't want to take any chances.

Passengers tweeted the crew did a great job but didn't know why they diverted.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 12, 2012


Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator

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