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Low flying commercial jet skims Oklahoma City suburb
« on: June 21, 2024, 05:35:11 AM »
https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/local/2024/06/20/low-flying-commercial-jet-skims-oklahoma-city-suburb-wednesday-morning/74157643007/

A Southwest Airlines passenger jet flew so low over Yukon early Wednesday morning that it triggered an altitude alert at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport and had locals asking about it on social media.

Just after midnight Wednesday, the flight from Las Vegas had been cleared to land on a visual approach from the northwest. According to publicly available transponder data, the Boeing 737-800 appeared to descend to about 500 feet as it passed over Yukon High School.

"Southwest 4069, low altitude alert. You good out there?" the air traffic controller asked just after midnight Wednesday, according to an audio archive of transmissions provided by LiveATC.net.  The aircraft quickly regained altitude and circled for a safe landing at another runway. When reached Thursday, ATC personnel at the airport confirmed the alert and missed approach but said there were no issues with the aircraft.

The low approach, along with the late hour, sparked discussion and speculation on the Yukon Happenings Facebook group.



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Re: Low flying commercial jet skims Oklahoma City suburb
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2024, 12:36:51 PM »
yikes, now we know why SWA doesn't do overnight flights!

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Re: Low flying commercial jet skims Oklahoma City suburb
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2024, 03:13:47 PM »
Looks like SWA4069 descended to as low as 1700 feet triggering the "low-altitude alert"...

https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA4069/history/20240619/0250Z/KLAS/KOKC