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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233986
Last updated: 12 April 2020
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Time:c. 16:50 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-7H4 (WL)
Owner/operator:Southwest Airlines
Registration: N726SW
C/n / msn: 27858/213
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Ely, NV -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS)
Destination airport:Boise Airport, ID (BOI/KBOI)
Southwest Airlines flight WN1685, a Boeing 737-700, lost cabin pressure while en route between Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS) and Boise Airport, ID (BOI).
The aircraft departed LAS at 16:08 UTC and climbed to the cruising altitude of FL390. The aircraft gradually began losing cabin pressure. At 16:49 UTC, shortly after passing Ely, Nevada, the flight initiated a descent to FL220, which was reached six minutes later. The aircraft continued to the destination, where it landed at 17:30 UTC.
There was no rapid decompression and no use of oxygen masks by the occupants.

According to ABC News, the FAA said that an inspection turned up a 12-inch crack in the skin of the plane’s crown.

By October 10, 2019, the aircraft had logged 71941 flight hours and 42590 cycles.


Revision history:

14-Mar-2020 16:05 harro Added
14-Mar-2020 17:12 harro Updated [Narrative]

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