Southwest B737 Engine Shuts Down In Flight Over The Chicago

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, performing flight from Chicago Midway to Bradley with 139 passengers and 5 crew, was in the initial climb out of Midway Airport when the crew reported the right hand engine (CFM56) had failed.

They wanted to divert to Chicago O’Hare. The aircraft stopped the climb at 3000 feet and diverted to O’Hare Airport for a safe landing on runway 28R about 14 minutes after departure.

The airline confirmed an engine issue, a replacement aircraft has been dispatched to O’Hare Airport.