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Southwest's damaged 737-700 following the incident (Photo: NTSB)

The Fallout from Southwest Flight 1380’s Engine Failure

On April 17, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 took off from New York's LaGuardia Airport bound for Dallas Love Field with 144 passengers and five crew onboard. As the jet neared its cruising altitude, passengers heard an explosion as the cabin rapidly depressurized, shrapnel tearing through the side of the aircraft's fuselage, leading a large hole that began to suck out the air, and even one passenger. Jennifer Riordan of Albuquerque, N.M. was killed after she was partially pulled out…

Popular CFM56-7B Engine Under FAA Scrutiny After Recent Onboard Fatality

Following the engine incident involving a Southwest 737-700 that resulted in the death of one passenger, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced they would be ordering the inspections of engine fan blades of certain CFM56-7B engines. CFM engines are produced by CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric and…

NTSB: Air Canada 759 Crew Didn’t Recall Seeing Aircraft on…

The NTSB issued an update on Wednesday regarding the investigation into the July 7 near miss incident at San Francisco International Airport, in which Air Canada flight 759 landed on taxiway C, adjacent to runway 28R. The A320 initiated a go around after flying over one of four airplanes on…