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Last updated: 23 November 2017
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Friday 3 January 2014
Time:ca 19:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8H4 (WL)
Operator:Southwest Airlines
Registration: N8327A
C/n / msn: 37009/4269
First flight: 2012-11-16 (1 year 2 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B27E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO), United States of America
Destination airport:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), United States of America
Flightnumber:2516
Narrative:
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8H4, registration N8327A, was damaged in a tail strike while landing on runway 25L at Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS) in calm winds and good visibility.

The airplane was ferried unpressurized from Las Vegas to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) on January 13 and continued the next day to Seattle-Paine Field, WA. The airplane was repaired and back in service on February 27.

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Sources:
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Distance from Orlando International Airport, FL to Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV as the crow flies is 3255 km (2035 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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