Southwest Airlines Flight 1380

aviation accident

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 was a Southwest Airlines flight operated by a Boeing 737-700, which suffered contained engine failure of its left engine about twenty minutes after takeoff from New York-LaGuardia Airport on April 17, 2018. The wreckage of the damaged engine struck the fuselage of the aircraft and a side window, which blew out, causing rapid depressurization of the aircraft. A female passenger died after being partially ejected from the failed window. Seven other people were injured.[1][2][3]

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380
N772SW, the aircraft involved in the accident photographed in 2016
DateApril 17, 2018
SummaryEngine failure leading to rapid depressurization
SiteOver Pennsylvania, United States
Aircraft typeBoeing 737-7H4
OperatorSouthwest Airlines
IATA flight No.WN1380
ICAO flight No.SWA1380
Call signSouthwest 1380
Flight originLaGuardia Airport,
New York City, New York, United States
DestinationDallas Love Field,
Dallas, Texas, United States

Aircraft Edit

The aircraft, N772SW, a Boeing 737-7H4, was subsequently flown to Boeing in Everett on April 30, 2018 for repairs. The plane was moved into storage at Victorville on June 7, 2018. The aircraft remains there and has not made a scheduled revenue flight since. It has had its Southwest titles removed but remains in the basic Southwest livery.

Similar accident Edit

On July 19, 1989, United Airlines Flight 232 made an emergency landing at Sioux-City Airport. The inside of the plane's number 2 engine exploded and the plane was uncontrollable, only turning to the right. The DC-10 took off from Denver, Colorado and its destination was the city of Chicago, Illinois.

References Edit

  1. "Left Engine Failure and Subsequent Depressurization, Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, Boeing 737-7H4, N772SW, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 17, 2018" (PDF). National Transportation Safety Board. November 19, 2019. NTSB/AAR-19/03. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  2. "5/3/2018 Investigative Update Accident No: DCA18MA142". National Transportation Safety Board. DCA18MA142. Archived from the original on May 6, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. "Public meeting: Left Engine Failure and Subsequent Depressurization Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, Boeing 737-7H4". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 17 June 2020.

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