Vliegtuigongeval op 13 JUL 2009 met Boeing 737-3H4 N387SW - Charleston, WV
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:maandag 13 juli 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3H4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Southwest Airlines
Registratie: N387SW
Constructienummer: 26602/2627
Bouwjaar: 1994-06-16 (15 years 1 months)
Aantal vlieguren:50500
Aantal vluchten:42500
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 126
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 131
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Charleston, WV (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Nashville International Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI/KBWI), Verenigde Staten
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

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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Nashville International Airport, TN en Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD bedraagt 937 km (586 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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