Southwest 737-300 lands with 1′ x 1′ hole!

 

N387SW taxies at San Francisco before it was repainted in the new colors.  N387SW is relatively new and was originally delivered to WN on June 29, 1994.  Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin.

N387SW taxies at San Jose before it was repainted in the new colors. N387SW is relatively new and was originally delivered to WN on June 29, 1994. Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin.

Southwest Airlines’ (Dallas) flight WN 2294 operating last evening (July 13) with Boeing 737-3H4 N387SW (msn 26602) between Nashville and Baltimore/Washington (BWI) was forced to make an emergency landing at Charleston, WV after a one foot by one foot wide hole was discovered in the rear fuselage top (passengers could see the sky)! WN is inspecting its entire 737-300 fleet.

 

News link:

www.kypost.com/news/national/story/Southwest-737-lands-in-WV-after-hole-in-fuselage/v-jPq4g0dEqFwUZKt1N1eg.cspx

Picture of the hole from the passenger cabin:

www.wsmv.com/2009/0713/20043835_240X180.jpg