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Fecha:miércoles 27 marzo 2019
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-7H4 (WL)
Operador:Southwest Airlines
Registración: N249WN
Numéro de série: 34951/2005
Año de Construcción: 2006-07-17 (12 years 9 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:44455
Motores: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B24
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:cerca Nashville International Airport, TN (BNA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Nashville International Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:WN975
Southwest Airlines flight 975 struck a bird with the left horizontal stabilizer while descending through 2,500 feet on approach to the Nashville International Airport, Tennessee, USA. The airplane landed with no further incident. There were no injuries and the airplane was substantial damaged.
Damage to the airplane included a 12 inch crack in the forward spar, requiring replacement of the horizontal stabilizer. Bird residue was identified as a Great Blue Heron.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: a collision with a bird.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 149 days (5 months)
Accident number: DCA19CA130
Download report: Final report
Language: English


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Distance from Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, PA to Nashville International Airport, TN as the crow flies is 738 km (461 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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