April 17, 2018
Southwest 1380 is en-route to Dallas Love Field form LaGuardia Airport, during climb a fan blade explodes and sprays debris onto the plane shattering a window sucking a woman partially out. The pilot lands the plane in Philadelphia, unfortunately one person dies.
FAA updated report of SWA 1380
Boeing has had many issues with the 737 lately. The latest being the NTSB recommending that Boeing should make the engine covers on their 737NG aircraft stronger to make sure debris doesn’t escape the engine as easily in the case of an engine explosion, like the Southwest incident. Boeing says they will immediately start working on the issue, this is along with the 737MAX problems they have.
About the 737
Articles about the 737 engine cover remake/retrofit
Boeing will have to retrofit about 7,000 aircraft with a new engine cover. Boeing shares dropped about 2% after the updated report of the accident was released. Also, seven other recommendations were made in the NTSB report that came out Tuesday.
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