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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205788
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B735 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-5H4
Owner/operator:Southwest Airlines
Registration: N522SW
MSN: 26564/2202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 124
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Nashville, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:BNA
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The Nashville International Airport terminal sustained a complete electrical power outage due to transiting thunderstorms and lightning. Main terminal lighting and jetway power was interrupted for about 1 hour 30 minutes. During that time, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-500 cleared the runway after landing, and the pilot taxied to the parking ramp to await the arrival of portable airstairs. After about an hour delay, a passenger left his seat, assaulted a flight attendant, and jumped out of the aft cabin passenger-loading door. He sustained a fracture of the left wrist, and was picked up and transported to a medical clinic by the airport police.

Probable Cause: The passenger's onboard disturbance and self-evacuation from the parked aircraft, resulting in injuries. A factor in the accident was the lack of backup electrical power to the terminal which necessitated a lengthy ground hold.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 11 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of N522SW courtesy

Las Vegas - McCarran International (KLAS / LAS)
29 April 2005; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

07-Feb-2018 13:50 ASN Update Bot Added

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