Crash-aerien 13 JUL 2009 d'un Boeing 737-3H4 N387SW - Charleston, WV
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:lundi 13 juillet 2009
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3H4
Compagnie:Southwest Airlines
Immatriculation: N387SW
Numéro de série: 26602/2627
Année de Fabrication: 1994-06-16 (15 years 1 months)
Heures de vol:50500
Moteurs: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 126
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 131
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:près de Charleston, WV (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Nashville International Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI/KBWI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:2294
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:

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

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 1 months
Accident number: DCA09FA065
Download report: Summary report

» Soutwest Airlines

Opérations de secours
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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photo of Boeing-737-3H4-N387SW
accident date: 13-07-2009
type: Boeing 737-3H4
registration: N387SW
photo of Boeing-737-3H4-N387SW
accident date: 13-07-2009
type: Boeing 737-3H4
registration: N387SW

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Nashville International Airport, TN et Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD est de 937 km (586 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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