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The Southwest engine that exploded is one of the safest and most popular in the world, analyst says

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NTSB/Reuters
A Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday after one of its CFM56-7B engines failed mid-flight.
It's the second uncontained engine failure of this type experienced by a CFM56-powered Southwest aircraft since 2016.
Southwest is conducting an inspection of all of its more than 710 CFM56-powered Boeing 737s.
The CFM56 is the most popular jet engine in history and is also considered one of the safest by industry insiders.
On Tuesday, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after suffering a...
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Investigators ask the public for any footage they have of the Southwest plane's engine explosion

Investigators ask the public for any footage they have of the Southwest plane's engine explosion

1 month ago   |   By

NTSB / Reuters
The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for photos and videos of the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that made an emergency landing after an engine exploded on Tuesday.
The agency made the request on its Twitter account on Tuesday.
If you have photos or videos of the flight, you can send them to witness ntsb.gov.
The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for photos and videos of the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that made an emergency landing after an engine exploded on Tuesday.
The agency made the request on its Twitter account on Tuesday. See the rest...
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The pilot who made the Southwest flight emergency landing is a former fighter pilot and one of the first women to fly an F-18

The pilot who made the Southwest flight emergency landing is a former fighter pilot and one of the first women to fly an F-18

1 month ago   |   By

Mark Makela / Reuters
A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing on Tuesday, after the plane's engine exploded.
The pilot who guided it back down is a former US Navy fighter pilot and reportedly the first woman to fly the F-18 Hornet.
She was praised by passengers for her skill and calm demeanor.
The pilot who guided a Southwest Airlines flight back to Earth on Tuesday, after the plane's engine exploded and sprayed the cabin with shrapnel, wounding several passengers and killing one, is a former fighter pilot and a pioneer in her field.
Tammie Jo Shults was among the first...
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