Author Topic: Southwest B738 at Indianapolis on Dec 1st 2023\ engine shut down in flight  (Read 1019 times)

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(Pieced the audio together, but the set up at Indy for APP/DEP are shared, so don't actually hear the aircraft from the declaration.
they did land safely, but the ground freq must have changed, Tower said 121.8, yet on the freq page for KIND is shows 121.9, so never heard any of that convo)

By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Dec 3rd 2023 14:53Z, last updated Sunday, Dec 3rd 2023 14:53Z

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8630B performing flight WN-2399 from Indianapolis,IN to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from Indianapolis' runway 23R when tower already queried the number of souls on board. The aircraft climbed out, the crew declared Mayday reporting they had just lost their left hand engine (CFM56), needed to return and work some checklists prior to landing back. The crew shut the engine down and returned to Indianapolis for a safe landing on runway 23R about 22 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N8604K reached Las Vegas with a delay of about 3 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Indianapolis about 50 hours after landing back.

The airline reported a mechanical issue with the #1 engine.