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Southwest Airlines Investigators consider ‘undetectable crack’ as possible cause of deadly emergency landing

Southwest Airlines: Investigators consider ‘undetectable crack’ as possible cause of deadly emergency landingInvestigators with the National Transportation Safety Board say that it is too early to say with any certainty what caused a Southwest Airlines jet engine to fatally explode mid-flight, but they are looking into whether it is possible an undetectable crack could have led to the disastrous series of events. The team searching for answers has already amassed a pile of evidence, including the plane’s cockpit voice recorder, the flight data recorder, damaged engine parts, and video footage captured by fearful passengers as the plane descended.


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Southwest challenged engine maker CFM over proposed FAA inspections

Southwest challenged engine maker CFM over proposed FAA inspectionsSouthwest Airlines Co clashed with engine-maker CFM over the timing of proposed inspections and with regulators over costs after a 2016 accident involving the airline that was caused by a fan blade separating, public documents showed. The documents, which are on a U.S. federal website and were viewed by Reuters, reveal the wrangling over previously proposed safety checks on CFM engines that are now the focus of investigations following a fatal engine explosion this week. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday it would order the inspection of some CFM jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off the engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/southwest-challenged-engine-maker-cfm-over-proposed-faa-063342324--sector.html



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