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FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane. The agency said the directive affects 352 engines on new-generation Boeing 737s, a twin-engine jet that is a … Continue reading FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

PHILADELPHIA | The Latest: Southwest pilots: ‘Our hearts are heavy’

PHILADELPHIA| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The two pilots of a Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia say their “hearts are heavy.” Captain Tammie Jo Shults and First Officer Darren Ellisor issued a statement through … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | The Latest: Southwest pilots: ‘Our hearts are heavy’

PHILADELPHIA | Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion

PHILADELPHIA | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday that 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. The Federal Aviation Administration said it will issue a directive in the next two weeks … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion