Accident
Last updated: 30 July 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 13 julio 2009
Hora:18:07
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3H4
Operador:Southwest Airlines
Registración: N387SW
Numéro de série: 26602/2627
Año de Construcción: 1994-06-16 (15 years 1 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:50500
Ciclos:42500
Motores: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 126
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 131
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Ubicación:cerca Charleston, WV (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Nashville International Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI/KBWI), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:2294
Descripción:
Southwest flight 2294, a Boeing 737-300 experienced rapid decompression while en route from Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA) to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The crew declared an emergency and landed at Charleston-Yeager Airport, WV (CRW). On examination, a hole measuring approximately 17 inches by 8 inches (43 x 20 cm) was discovered in the top of the fuselage. There were no injuries reported.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Fuselage skin failure due to preexisting fatigue at a chemically milled step."

Fuentes:
» NTSB
» Soutwest Airlines


Subsiguiente / acciones de seguridad
Following the Southwest Airlines (SWA) flight 2294 event, on September 3, 2009, Boeing issued Service Bulletin (SB) 737-53A1301, calling for repetitive external inspections to detect cracks in the fuselage skin along the chemically milled step at stringers S-1 and S-2 right and between BS 827 and BS 847. (The hole from the SWA event was within those boundaries.) If cracks are detected, operators are to contact Boeing for repair instructions.

FAA issued 1 Airworthiness Directive

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Section of fuselage skin on exterior of aircraft
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N387SW parked at the gate at Charleston following the emergency
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Distance from Nashville International Airport, TN to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport as the crow flies is 937 km (586 miles).

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