Monday, February 26, 2018

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700, N431WN: Incident occurred February 26, 2018 at Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Utah -and- Incident occurred June 16, 2017 at Dallas Love Field Airport (KDAL), Dallas, Texas

SALT LAKE CITY — A Southwest flight bound for Los Angeles International Airport returned to its gate at the Salt Lake City International Airport after an engine malfunction Monday morning.

Flight 604 returned to the airport shortly after takeoff when the pilots noticed what appeared to be an engine fire, according to a tweet from Salt Lake City Airport officials. The plane returned to the gate without incident.

"(The pilots) elected to return to SLC after receiving a cockpit indication of a potential performance issue with one of the aircraft engines," Southwest officials said in an emailed statement.

"Following established protocol and procedures, the pilots completed an uneventful landing. The customers will be swapped to a new aircraft to continue the flight to LAX. We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers, but safety is always our top priority at Southwest Airlines."

Details about what caused the fire were not immediately available.

Original article can be found here ➤

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Dallas

Aircraft engine ingested birds, landed without incident, no injuries.

Date:    16-JUN-17
Time:    12:05:00Z
Regis#:    N431WN
Aircraft Make:    BOEING
Aircraft Model:    B737
Event Type:    INCIDENT
Highest Injury:    NONE
Aircraft Missing:    No
Damage:    UNKNOWN
Activity:    COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase:    UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation:    121
Aircraft Operator:    SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number:    SWA116
City:    DALLAS
State:    TEXAS

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