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U.S. FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it would order inspection of some 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger. ( More...

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Bill Babis 1
I think the engine manufacturer is catching hell for a bad cowling design and/or maintenance program. Even if the fan blade was the cause, it shouldn't have been able to shake off the cowl.
Steven Fortson 1
The CFM56 is one of the safest and most reliable engines built. The blade was pushed forward for some reason into the cowling forward of the fan, where it's no protected from impacts.


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