FAA Launching Investigation After Death on Southwest Flight 1380

Apr 20, 2018, 00:55
FAA Launching Investigation After Death on Southwest Flight 1380

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspections of at least 220 aircraft engines as investigators are focusing on a broken fan blade in an engine that exploded Tuesday on a Southwest Aiirlines flight, killing a passenger. NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt, speaking to reporters at National Airport in Arlington, Va., late Tuesday, called on the industry to strengthen inspection mechanisms for the engines. The actions show there has been some concern, albeit non-urgent, about the engine, a workhorse of the global civil aviation fleet that has logged more than 350 million hours of safe travel, but was also being examined after a 2016 accident. It said that any fan blades that failed the inspection would have to be replaced, the BBC reported.

"I will say that the CFM56 engine is a very widely used engine and it's got a great record, generally speaking".

"We may be seeing a new phenomenon involving engines as they get old", said Bill Waldock, an expert on aircraft accident investigations with the Embry Aeronautical University.

A Southwest jetliner made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after an engine blew out, forcing the suspension of flights in and out of the airport. NTSB officials said they would next brief the media on their investigation at 4:30 p.m. ET (2030 GMT).

Tammie Jo Shults was at the helm of a twin-engine Boeing 737 bound from NY to Dallas on Tuesday with 149 people aboard when one of the aircraft's engines blew.

The woman was sitting on the left side of the plane when something in the engine apparently broke and smacked into the window. Federal officials said Riordan's death was the first passenger fatality on a US carrier since 2009. Seven others were treated for minor injuries, though it's not clear whether any happened because the passengers wore their masks wrong. "Several medical personnel on the flight tended to the injured passenger", Johnson said.

Passengers described scenes of panic as a piece of shrapnel from the engine shattered a window on the aircraft, nearly sucking a female passenger out.

Inside the cockpit, pilot Tammie Jo Shults calmly communicated the severity of the situation. "Our hearts are heavy", the two pilots said in the statement.

Passengers praised Shults for her professionalism during the emergency.

She's served in the US Navy for 10 years and flew fighter jets before leaving active service in 1993 after achieving the rank of lieutenant commander.

Many social media users defended Martinez's use of Facebook Live, but some said he violated passengers' privacy and sought cheap fame.

"In the event of a decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you".

"As a parent, I've said to my kids, "Be kind, loving, caring and sharing, and all good things will come to you", she told the Albuquerque Journal when she accepted the award.

About 20 minutes after the twin-engine Boeing 737 took off, shrapnel pierced the passenger compartment causing the plane to lose pressure and rapidly descend.

The two-year-old incident was revealed following Tuesday's deadly incident that killed a mother of two aboard a Southwest flight. "OK, and is your plane physically on fire?"

"We have a part of the aircraft missing", she told air traffic control.

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