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.
|Date||April 17, 2018|
|Summary||Engine failure leading to rapid depressurization|
|Site||Over Pennsylvania, United States|
|Aircraft type||Boeing 737-7H4|
|IATA flight No.||WN1380|
|ICAO flight No.||SWA1380|
|Call sign||Southwest 1380|
|Flight origin||LaGuardia Airport,|
New York City, New York, United States
|Destination||Dallas Love Field,|
Dallas, Texas, United States
Aircraft[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
- "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.
- "5/3/2018 Investigative Update Accident No: DCA18MA142". ntsb.gov. 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.
- "Public meeting: Left Engine Failure and Subsequent Depressurization Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, Boeing 737-7H4". NTSB.gov. National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Southwest Airlines press room with releases about the accident
- Carey, Bill (Nov 19, 2018). "Investigation Ongoing Into Boeing 737 Engine Failure". Aviation Week & Space Technology.
- NTSB investigation docket
- Interpretation of the final report by an aviation commentator at YouTube