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FAA Investigating After Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Descent Triggers Alert

Southwest Airlines is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after one of the airline’s Boeing 737s triggered a low-altitude warning while attempting to land in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

An automated warning was issued by the Minimum Safe Altitude Warning System at 12:05 a.m. and air traffic controllers told the plane to descend to a low altitude, about nine miles from the runway at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, an FAA spokesman told ABC News. report.

Southwest Flight 4069 flew quickly and low over Yukon High School, descending to an altitude of about 625 feet and at one point to as low as 525 feet, according to FlightRadar24.

Doorbell camera footage Reportedly The Boeing 737 MAX-8 was shown passing over houses before flying out of frame.

Residents were woken up by the sound of the plane and feared it would hit their homes. “I woke up thinking it was going to hit my house,” one resident wrote in a local paper. Facebook According to the group: Oklahoman.

Another said: “The other night I thought I was having a lovely dream about planes but it was actually a 737 buzzing around my house.”

Southwest said in a statement Thursday night that it was in contact with the FAA “to understand and address any anomalies regarding the aircraft’s approach to the airport.”

“Nothing is more important to Southwest Airlines than the safety of our customers and employees,” the company said in a statement.

The Oklahoma incident is the second recent incident involving a Southwest Airlines plane approaching an airport.

In April, the crew of Southwest Airlines Flight 2786 aborted approach to Kauai’s Lihue Airport, but instead of climbing, they descended to 400 feet above the Pacific Ocean, CNN reported. Reports.

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