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Update on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380

On May 3, 2018, the NTSB provided an investigative update on the cause of the tragic incident of April 17 aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380.  As previously postulated, it appears that the root cause involved metal fatigue in one of … Continue reading

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Spirit Airlines Will Own 14 More A319s

Spirit Airlines is purchasing 14 A319 aircraft that it had previously been leasing. As those aircraft come off lease, this should eliminate artificial impediments to use of PMA on those aircraft. Continue reading → Read more detail on Recent Aviation … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Engine on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380?

After an initial review of the left engine of the Southwest Airlines aircraft that made an emergency landing yesterday in Philadelphia, the NTSB discovered that one of the 24 fan blades on the engine broke off in flight and caused … Continue reading

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Southwest Airlines Plane Blows Engine; 1 Dead

 PHILADELPHIA –A Southwest Airlines jet reportedly blew an engine at about 30,000 feet, producing shrapnel that broke a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday. The NTSB confirmed one person has died after the emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines plane at … Continue reading

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Southwest Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Explodes

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia today after the aircraft’s left engine apparently exploded while en route from New York’s La Guardia Airport to Dallas Love Field. The plane landed safely, but apparently one passenger was … Continue reading

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