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Sun May 6, 2018, 11:08 AM

Investigators reveal what caused window to shatter on fatal Southwest Airlines flight (LUV)

The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed on Thursday what caused the window blowout onboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 last month.

According to investigators, the window in row 14 was punctured by pieces of the engine inlet and cowling that exploded after a fan blade in the left engine snapped off.

The punctured window caused the cabin of the Boeing 737-700 to depressurize, nearly sucking passenger Jennifer Riordan out of the aircraft. Riordan, 43, was pulled back into the plane by fellow passengers, but would later die from her injuries.

The exploding engine also caused heavy damage to the plane's left wing and left horizontal stabilizer.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/investigators-reveal-caused-window-shatter-153520339.html

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turbinetree May 2018 OP
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:25 AM

1. Isn't that what was obviously the cause from the beginning?

The problem was the failure of the engine to contain the exploding parts.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:38 AM

2. It's vital to know exactly what caused what, in order to potentially

fix the same issue on other similar planes. I guess it's why the general safety record is so good.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:43 AM

3. at a high level, yeah, we already knew that.

i think the story is in the details that aren't particularly interesting to the mass media.

exactly which pieces hit the window, exactly how the pieces weren't contained in the engine, etc.

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