U.S. Safety Board To Hold Hearing About Fatal Southwest Engine Explosion

Published on 14 Nov 2018, 13:26
According to Reuters, The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to hold an investigative hearing on Wednesday about a midair incident that occurred in April during which an engine on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 exploded over Pennsylvania. The incident killed one passenger and the airline has been under severe scrutiny during the months following the tragic event. The engine on the flight, which was headed from New York to Dallas, blew apart, shattering a plane window, flinging shrapnel and killing passenger Jennifer Riordan, who was one of 149 people aboard. The all-day hearing in Washington is expected to focus on the fan blade design and development history of the type of engine failed. It will also focus on fan blade inspection processes.and how they can be improved.

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