Southwest Airlines Flight Valparaiso-Dallas Declares Emergency

Southwest Airlines Flight Valparaiso-Dallas Declares Emergency
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In the last few moments, a Southwest Airlines flight between Valparaiso and Dallas has declared an emergency.

N496WN is the aircraft operating the affected WN6080 rotation.

Live updates below.

Live Updates: WN6080 – Valparaiso to Dallas…


Southwest Airlines Flight Valparaiso-Dallas Declares Emergency
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2 months ago08/04/24

Welcome!

Welcome to the coverage. Updates will begin to follow shortly.

2 months ago08/04/24

Still Cruising at FL240…

Southwest Airlines Flight Valparaiso-Dallas Declares Emergency

Southwest Airlines flight WN6080, which declared an emergency whilst enroute to Dallas from Valparaiso, is still cruising at FL240.

2 months ago08/04/24

Descent Started…

Southwest Airlines Flight Valparaiso-Dallas Declares Emergency

WN6080 has started it’s descent, and is tracking towards the direction of Atlanta.

2 months ago08/04/24

About N496WN…

N496WN, the aircraft that is involved in the emergency onboard Southwest Airlines flight WN6080 between Valparaiso and Dallas is a 19.3 year old Boeing 737-700, as per Planespotters.

Of the 737-700 variant, the airline has 382 of them in the fleet, of which all but 11 are in active service.

Furthermore, average fleet age for the variant at the airline stands at 18.6 years.

2 months ago08/04/24

Southwest Airlines Emergency Still Descending…

Southwest Airlines flight WN6080 is descending through FL130.

Atlanta still appears to look the most likely diversion field for this emergency.

2 months ago08/04/24

Cause Still Unknown…

At this stage, the reason for the emergency is not yet known. As soon as we have more information regarding this, we will update you all accordingly.

2 months ago08/04/24

Potential Maintenance Issue?

One user on X has suggested that it could be a possible maintenance issue, since the airline has a base in Atlanta.

2 months ago08/04/24

Approaching Base Leg…

WN6080 is approaching the base leg portion of the emergency landing into Atlanta Airport.

Still unclear what the reason for the emergency is.

2 months ago08/04/24

On Final Approach…

Emergency Southwest Airlines flight WN6080, initially between Valparaiso and Dallas, is on final approach for landing into the diversion field of Atlanta.

2 months ago08/04/24

TOUCHDOWN!

TOUCHDOWN! WN6080 has appeared to have touched down safely into Atlanta following it’s emergency broadcast not long after departure from Valparaiso.

@FlightEmergency on X reports that there was a fire indication in the wheel well of the 737 aircraft.

2 months ago08/04/24

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