Southwest B737 engine damage takes out passenger window

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Southwest B737 engine damage takes out passenger window

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Post by Enuf Sed » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:36 am

Southwest B737 engine damage takes out passenger window

A Southwest Boeing 737-700, registration N772SW performing flight WN-1380 from New York La Guardia,NY to Dallas Love,TX (USA) with 143 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing through FL320 out of New York when the left hand engine (CFM56) was damaged causing inlet and parts of the cowl to separate from the airframe, debris impacted the side of the fuselage shattering a passenger window causing the loss of cabin pressure. The crew initiated an emergency descent, shut the engine down and diverted to Philadelphia,PA (USA). The crew requested a 20nm final, reported part of the aircraft was missing, they needed to slow down, they did have an engine fire indication, the crew requested medical services to meet the aircraft, they had injured passengers. ATC understood a passenger might have been sucked out of the aircraft but stopped that discussion "we'll work it out" once the aircraft was on the ground. ATC cleared the flight down to 3000 feet, airspeed on pilot's discretion and instructed the crew to report as soon as they wanted to turn base. While the aircraft was on short final tower advised emergency services there was a hole in the aircraft's side. The aircraft landed safely on runway 27L, vacated the runway and stopped on the adjacent taxiway. The crew advised emergency services their left hand side was damaged, they had injuries inside the cabin. Emergency services foamed the left hand engine, the passengers disembarked via stairs onto the taxiway and were taken to the terminal. One passenger was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The NTSB later reported one passenger has died (presumably the one taken to the hospital).

Passengers reported a woman was nearly sucked out of the aircraft and was pulled back into the cabin by fellow passengers.

Philadelphia emergency services reported one of the passengers was taken to a hospital with serious injuries in critical condition, 7 other passengers were treated at the airport for minor injuries, none of them was taken to a hospital.

The NTSB reported they have dispatched a go team on site and opened an investigation.

In a press briefing the NTSB reported one passenger has died without providing further detail. As of current the occurrence is treated as an engine failure, it might subsequently be rated an uncontained engine failure depending on investigation results.

The airline stated they are deeply saddened to confirm there is one fatality resulting from this accident, the entire Southwest Family is devastated. "This is a sad day and our hearts go out to the family and the loved ones of the deceased customer", the chairman said. This has been the first inflight fatality ever on a Southwest Airlines Aircraft.

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Post by Bell 407 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:57 am

NTSB: Engine in deadly Southwest jet incident missing a fan blade

Philadelphia (CNN)Passengers aboard a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday struggled to pull a woman back into the plane after she was sucked into a hole left by a shattered window, witnesses said.

The woman died, officials said.

The woman was sitting on the left side of the plane when something in the engine apparently broke and smacked into the window. She hung out the hole for many minutes, said Hollie Mackey, who sat next to the victim, and Amy Serafini, who was in the row behind the woman.

Many passengers kept trying to pull the woman back into the plane for a long time, until two men were able to get the woman back in her seat, they said.

A nurse answered a call for help and tried to do CPR.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board got a preliminary look at the engine that failed.

One of 24 fan blades was missing, NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said in Philadelphia.

Sumwalt said a first look showed there was evidence of metal fatigue where the blade attached to a hub.

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said the family of the victim was the airline's primary concern.

"This is a sad day and our hearts go out to the family and the loved ones of the deceased customer," he said. "We will do all that we can to support them during this very difficult time."

The woman who was killed was identified as Jennifer Riordan, according to CNN affiliate KOAT, which cited Annunciation Catholic School. Riordan, 43, worked for Wells Fargo in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the station reported.

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Post by Raffles » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:58 pm

Poor antie wasn't even sitting directly opposite the fan section of the engine. I only hope this makes them reconsider the catastrophic failure containment requirements.

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