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Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 27 maart 2019
Tijd:19:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-7H4 (WL)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Southwest Airlines
Registratie: N249WN
Constructienummer: 34951/2005
Bouwjaar: 2006-07-17 (12 years 9 months)
Aantal vlieguren:44455
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B24
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Nashville International Airport, TN (BNA) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Nashville International Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:WN975
Beschrijving:
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:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 149 days (5 months)
Accident number: DCA19CA130
Download report: Final report
Language: English


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Kaart
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 Pittsburgh-Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, PA en Nashville International Airport, TN bedraagt 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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