FAA Launching Investigation After Death on Southwest Flight 1380
Apr 20, 2018, 00:55
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.
Alvarez, 27, failed two Voluntary Anti-Doping Association tests in February after traces of Clenbuterol were found in his samples. Should Triple G beat Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs), the rematch with Alvarez likely will take place later in the year.
Since 2009, Kepler has been harvesting planets from the cosmos, spying the footprints of these alien worlds in distant starlight. Together with its northern-hemisphere counterpart in Arizona, US, the observatory will scour the skies for new worlds.
The hackers are also targeting the internet service providers that support these sectors, the statement said. The advisory says network devices are ideal targets because nearly all network traffic passes through them.
However, he cautioned that the USA would do so only if it could cut a much better deal. "I'm not going to handicap it", he said. Trump told CNBC in an interview in Davos, Switzerland that he "would do TPP, if we made a much better deal than we had".
He is facing an offseason from basketball so he will have plenty of time to be by Khloe's side in OH as she nests with True . For now, we're guessing Khloe's kin trust she's mature enough to deal with Tristan and his cheating scandal on her own.
The United States , Britain and France fired missiles at Syrian targets on Saturday in retaliation for the suspected chemical use. Syrian flags flew in Douma on Monday, security forces stood on street corners and Russian military police patrolled the streets.
Dibaba, who finished second previous year in an Ethiopian national record of 2:17:56, said she was also well-prepared, and like Keitany, played down the significance of the male pacers. "So I just can't say I am going to break it but we will see".
The rapper appeared on today's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and it was a whirlwind of information...to say the least. We also know that the baby's name isn't Susan or Ellen (though Ellen does offer Cardi $20,000 to name the baby after her).
The panel also heard that when the then-68-year-old Cosby was asked if he had a prescription for Viagra, he said no. Constand testified that she felt a duty to answer Cosby's inquiries because he was a powerful alumnus and trustee.
As had previously been rumored, actress Claire Danes has confirmed today that the eighth season of " Homeland ", will be its last. They welcomed their first child, a son named Cyrus , in 2012. "I am going to keep that to myself", she told Howard.
Israel Sets Red Line for Russia Amid Rising Fear of War
The occupants fled the area, fearing USA airstrikes in retaliation for Syria's use of chemical weapons against civilians in Douma. The air force linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards has since 2015 been carrying out routine flights to Syria, he continued.
Jets Shutout Wild 2-0, for 3-1 Series Lead
With a 2-0 loss to the Jets, the Wild have to win to stay alive in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The hometown fans howled in ear-splitting protest as the popular player groggily dragged himself off the ice.