Southwest Boeing 737 MAX 8 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Photo: Marco Dotti

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8, performing positioning flight from Orlando,FL to Victorville, CA (USA) with 2 crew on board, engine shut down in flight.

  • Aircraft was in the initial climb out of Orlando’s runway 36R when the crew reported they had just lost their right hand engine (LEAP), stopped the climb at 2000 feet and returned to Orlando for a safe landing on runway 36L about 11 minutes after departure.
  • The aircraft taxied to the apron.
  • The aircraft was scheduled to fly to Victorville for storage until the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft would be permitted to carry passengers again.