FAA Investigating Southwest-Operated Boeing 737 That Flew Dangerously Low

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FAA Investigating Southwest-Operated Boeing 737 That Flew Dangerously Low

FAA Investigating Southwest-Operated, Boeing 737 , That Flew Dangerously Low.

'The Independent' reports that a Southwest Airlines passenger jet flew extremely low over a suburb of Oklahoma City, triggering an altitude alert on June 19.

According to Flightradar24, the Boeing 737-800 descended to just 525 feet above the ground on its way to Will Rogers World Airport.

Approximately nine miles from the airport, the plane was passing over Yukon when it triggered an automated warning around 12:05 a.m.

Local time.


Altitude alerts are triggered when an aircraft descends to within an unsafe distance to terrain, obstructions or other aircraft.


'The Independent' reports that the pilots quickly regained altitude and circled around for a safe landing on another runway shortly after midnight.

The incident, which sparked concern in communities it passed over, is now being investigated.


On June 20, Southwest Airlines confirmed that it was in contact with the FAA regarding the situation.

Southwest is following its robust Safety Management System and is in contact with the Federal Aviation Administration.., Southwest spokesperson, via 'The Independent'.

... to understand and address any irregularities with the aircraftโ€™s approach to the airport.

, Southwest spokesperson, via 'The Independent'.

Nothing is more important to Southwest than the safety of our customers and employees, Southwest spokesperson, via 'The Independent'

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