Southwest Flight From Oakland Suffers Engine Failure in Baltimore

Southwest Flight From Oakland Suffers Engine Failure in Baltimore
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James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
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Over the weekend, a Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland suffered an engine stall on short final into Baltimore.

It is understood flames were observed by controllers from the right hand engine during the landing.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

WN3371 – Oakland to Baltimore…

Southwest Flight From Oakland Suffers Engine Failure in Baltimore
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Southwest Flight From Oakland Suffers Engine Failure in Baltimore
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Southwest Airlines flight WN3371 is a routine scheduled flight between Oakland and Baltimore.

The aircraft involved in this incident is registered as N8329B.

As per data from, N8329B is a 11.3 year old Boeing 737-800 that was delivered to the airline in December 2012.

Furthermore, of the 737-800 variant, Southwest Airlines has 207 of them in the fleet, of which all but 11 are parked.

Average fleet age for the variant at the airline stands at 8.7 years.

WN3371 departed Oakland at 1512 local time last Saturday afternoon and proceeded eastbound to Baltimore.

As per reporting from The Aviation Herald, air traffic control observed flames from the right hand engine on the aircraft.

Furthermore, the aircraft landed safely without further incident, and was met by emergency crews on arrival.

Grounded Until April 2…

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The safety outlet reported that following that incident, the aircraft was grounded pending maintenance checks.

Data from RadarBox states that the aircraft is expected to be grounded until tomorrow.

It is understood that it’s first service back will not be to Oakland, but to Denver.

Of course, these timings are subject to changes, especially if any additional faults are found with the aircraft.

But for now, all eyes will be on when the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 is allowed back into service again.

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