FAA Orders Inspections Of Engine Type That Blew Apart On Southwest Flight

Fellow passengers were able to pull her back inside but she died of her injuries.

Passengers dragged her back into the cabin, but she died at a Philadelphia hospital after the plane made an emergency landing.

When Grayce Schor started as a flight attendant in the 1970s for American Airlines, she would demonstrate for passengers how to tighten an oxygen mask if there was an emergency.

"We give explicit instructions about what to do when that mask drops", Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, said. Riorden was the only fatality, and seven others were injured.

In this 2017 photo, Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, N.M., poses for a photo in Albuquerque.

The failure is similar to one that occurred on another Southwest flight in September 2016.

Needum and registered nurse Peggy Phillips attempted CPR for about 20 minutes but were unable to revive her due to massive head trauma. "The ability to speak before y'all, God put me in the position for a reason", Needum said. Passengers only have around ten seconds to react, and many people panic in an emergency, so it is vital the response is automatic.

"She had two kids and a loving husband and a community around her that loved her". We didn't know what was going on, ' Mackey told KTVQ. "And even when people do comply with putting their phone on airplane mode, they're still staring at it with headphones in", she said. "I can't imagine what they're going through".

It's a mystery why the fan blade was not contained in the engine after it broke off. The metal fatigue would not have been observable by looking at the engine from the outside, Sumwalt said.

Southwest already announced it is starting an "accelerated inspection" of its fleet after the deadly failure, and other airlines have announced their own inspection plans. While the airline decided not to identify the pilot, saying only that the employee has years experience on the job, passengers posting on social media identified the pilot as Tammie Jo Shults.

According to Delta Airlines website, Delta A330 planes use PW1100G geared-turbofan engines made by Pratt & Whitney.

"She has nerves of steel". It was a story of a pilot with seeming nerves of steel, who brought the plane down safely for the other 143 passengers on board.

In a recording of conversations between the cockpit and air traffic controllers, an unidentified female crew member reported that there was a hole in the plane and "someone went out".

A Texas rancher says he and a Texas firefighter pulled a woman back into a plane after a window was damaged following an engine failure.

"She was out of the plane".

Technical experts from Boeing Co., which makes the 737 jetliner involved in the incident, and engine maker CFM International, a venture of General Electric Co. and France's Safran SA, are gathering clues about what caused the accident.

A FLIGHT ATTENDANT has warned travellers of the importance of paying attention to in-flight safety demonstrations, in light of the engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines plane two days ago. "We can see paint transfer-we can see blue paint transfer, we can see a little bit of red paint transfer, and sure enough, on the cowling, there is a red line that says "hoist here" for maintenance to know where to hoist the engine.so we know that's some of that cowling coming off and hitting the leading edge of that wing".

The announcement Wednesday said the new directive will require ultrasonic inspections of fan blades when they reach a certain number of takeoffs and landings. Investigators found that the blade had suffered metal fatigue at the point of the break.

  • Zachary Reyes