Original story by Simon Hradecky on The Aviation Herald
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8630B performing flight WN-404 from Milwaukee,WI to Phoenix,AZ (USA) with 155 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out Milwaukee’s runway 19R when the crew stopped the climb at FL100 suspecting the aircraft had suffered a tail strike on departure, depressurized the cabin and returned to Milwaukee for a safe landing on Milwaukee’s runway 01R about 65 minutes after departure.
Following checks the aircraft was able to depart again after about 3:40 hours on the ground and reached Phoenix with a delay of 4.5 hours.
The airline reported the aircraft experienced a tail strike on takeoff from Milwaukee. The aircraft was inspected with no damage found and was released to service again.
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