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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 122880
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Time:16:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3H4
Owner/operator:Southwest Airlines
Registration: N640SW
MSN: 27713/284
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Nashville International Airport (KBNA) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Nashville (BNA/KNBA)
Destination airport:Cleveland-Hopkins Intl CLE/(KCLE)
Southwest flight WN-2353 was on initial climb out of Nashville International Airport (BNA) passing through 1600 feet when a large bird, possibly a vulture, struck the Boeing 737 just above the windshield. The pilot leveled off at 7000 feet and decided to return to Nashville. The aircraft made a safe landing approximately 20 minutes later.



Photo of N640SW courtesy

Los Angeles - International (KLAX / LAX)
30 December 2000; (c) LRS747

Revision history:

04-Jun-2011 02:54 vvvww Added

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