Southwest to Inspect its Fleet after Fatal Accident

The airline will begin a round of “enhanced inspection procedures” for the kind of engines involved in Tuesday's failure.

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(KNX1070) - Southwest Airlines says it plans to beef up its inspection of its fleet after an engine blew up during a flight

The airline will begin a round of “enhanced inspection procedures” for the kind of engines involved in Tuesday's fatal accident in Philapelphia.

This comes following a preliminary finding that a fan blade bore signs of metal fatigue.  The call for inspections came several hours after an engine failed on Southwest flight 1380, which was operated by a Boeing 737-700 puncturing the fuselage and wing with pieces of the failed left engine. Although enroute from New York-LaGuardia to Dallas Love Field, the crew diverted to Philadelphia International airport. One passenger was killed during the accident.