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FAA orders fan blade inspections after Southwest Airlines jet engine explosion

1 month ago   |   By ABC

Federal airline regulators say they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one involved in fatal failure that killed a woman in a plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
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Southwest begins probe into fatal engine explosion

1 month ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Investigation under way after an exploded engine at 32,000ft led to the death of a woman who was partially sucked out of a blown-out window hit by the debris, the first passenger death in the airlines 50-year history.
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FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

1 month ago   |   By WMUR

The announcement comes nearly a year after the engine's manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work.
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FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion

FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it would order inspection of some 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger. The order, called an air-worthiness directive, would require an ultrasonic inspection within the next...
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U.S. Airline Regulators Will Boost Inspections After Fatal Southwest Jet Engine Explosion

1 month ago   |   By Time

U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.
The Federal Aviation Administration's announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine's manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work.
Pressure for the FAA to act grew after an engine on a Southwest plane blew apart on Tuesday, showering the aircraft with debris and shattering a window. A woman...
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