• After fatal accident, Southwest Airlines inspects 35,000 engine fan blades and finds no flaws

    10 days ago - By Washington Post

    “A handful” of the blades will get a second test after the coating they're covered with showed “anomalies.”
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  • Southwest says inspections turned up no flaws in fan blades

    10 days ago - By Philly

    A Southwest passenger, Jennifer Riordan, 43, a bank executive and mother of two from Albuquerque, N.M., was killed April 17 when an engine fan fractured near its hub in a spray of metal fragments that shattered her window as the Boeing 737 climbed to cruising altitude. Riordan's plane, Flight 1380, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
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  • Southwest Airlines finishes engine fan blade checks after Flight 1380 accident

    10 days ago - By Stl Today

    Southwest Airlines has completed checks on the rest of its 35,500 engine fan blades and found no signs of the cracking that's been blamed in the fatal engine failure onboard last month's Flight 1380. The company's CEO Gary Kelly said...
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