Pilot of Southwest Flight with Blown Engine Was Navy Fighter Pilot

Gary Kelly - Flight 1380

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday was inspecting the wrecked engine of a Southwest Airlines Co (LUV.N) jet that blew up in mid air, killing a passenger in the first deadly USA commercial airline accident in nine years. "Although the number of fan blades requiring the inspection remains the same, the number of engines involved with this inspection has significantly increased", it said.

Chairman Robert Sumwalt told reporters that the fan blade had a second fracture about halfway along its length.

Canada's Transport Safety Board has only three investigation reports involving Boeing 737-700 jets.

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a halt to arrivals and departures at the Philadelphia airport and delays were growing, according to an agency website. That led manufacturer CFM International, a joint venture of General Electric and France's Safran, to recommend last June that airlines conduct the inspections of fan blades on many Boeing 737s.

"I will say that the CFM56 engine is a very widely used engine and it's got a great record, generally speaking".

It is clear from photographs that the entire forward cowling of the engine separated. French officials have also said they are travelling to the United States to assist with the investigation.

On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 from NY to Dallas made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after one of its engines failed and caused an explosion that sent shrapnel into the cabin.

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Plane crashes are extremely rare, but research gauged from historical plane crashes and test crashes, shows that if a plane should crash, the safest place to be sitting is in a middle seat near the back of the plane. Passenger Kathy Farnan said, "They were also taking care of everybody with running around with oxygen, making sure everybody had enough oxygen".

The last USA airline fatality occurred on February 12, 2009, when Colgan Air Flight 3407 experienced an aerodynamic stall that was attributed by the NTSB to the captain's inappropriate response to the activation of the stick shaker. "We've got injured passengers". "The cause that we're listing and have written on the death certificate sounds consistent with what has been reported", he said, but he could not say whether the injuries were caused by "the fuselage or the air or the window or debris". "Our hearts are heavy", the pair said.

Passengers praised Shults for her professionalism during the emergency. It was posted on the company's website and on its social media accounts.

Suddenly, oxygen masks fell down from the ceiling. He lauded the work of the pilot, Tammie Jo Shults, and the rest of the flight crew. "Evidently the wrong person was taken from that flight", Dennis Miller said on Facebook in a posting that included colourful language to describe Martinez.

Firefighter Andrew Needum, one of the heroes of ill-fated Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, brushed off accolades for his efforts Thursday, saying he is "no different than any other firefighter".

"As a parent, I've said to my kids, "Be kind, loving, caring and sharing, and all good things will come to you", she told the Albuquerque Journal when she accepted the award.

"No, it's not on fire, but part of it's missing", Capt Shults replies.

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