Thursday, June 14, 2007

Southwest Boeing 737 emergency landing at Oakland

Southwest B737The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published a preliminary report regarding an emergency landing at Oakland by a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 on June 3, 2007. The aircraft, which had departed Sacramento en route to San Diego, diverted to Oakland International Airport after reporting a landing gear problem. According to the FAA report, the aircraft's nose gear retracted during the landing roll. None of the 119 persons on board Southwest Flight 3050 were injured, and the FAA report listed damage to the aircraft as "minor."

Various news reports about the incident mentioned that the plane was removed from the runway about nine hours after it landed.

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