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A Southwest 737-700 in Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

Fatality Reported Following Uncontained Engine Failure Incident on Southwest Flight

On Tuesday afternoon, Southwest flight 1380 from New York-LaGuardia to Dallas Love Field suffered an uncontained engine failure at approximately 32,000 feet. The aircraft, registered as N772SW, was forced to divert to Philadelphia where it was met by airport fire and rescue teams. The NTSB reports that one passenger has died as a result of the incident. The 737-700's left-hand CFM56 engine failed mid-flight, scattering debris around the aircraft. One of the pieces struck a window, shattering it. This, in…

“Uncontained Engine Failure:” The Aftermath

The pictures revealed from Southwest flight 3472 were shocking and went around the internet within a few hours’ time. Speculations rolled in along with them, varying from "the engine has blown up," to "it must be poor maintenance,"and "the crew must have not done their walk around properly." But what…