Author Topic: Southwest B738 at Baltimore on Mar 30th 2024 engine stall on very short final  (Read 1364 times)

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By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Mar 31st 2024 16:55Z, last updated Sunday, Mar 31st 2024 16:58Z

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8329B performing flight WN-3371 from Oakland,CA to Baltimore,MD (USA), landed on Baltimore's runway 33L and was rolling out when tower advised he observed flames from the right hand engine (CFM56) just prior to touch down, the crew advised they knew it was just short short final. Tower subsequently advised the crew they were rolling the emergency trucks and instructed the aircraft to vacate the runway. The crew subsequently advised they had no indications of an engine malfunction, everything is good, they wanted the services to check the outside to be sure everything was good.

A passenger reported just seconds before touchdown in rainy conditions there was a loud bang from the right hand side. Emergency services met the aircraft midfield. The captain announced they likely had experienced an engine stall but there was no smoke or fire. The aircraft taxied to the apron on own power.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Baltimore about 14 hours after landing.