United States regulator orders mass inspections of jet engines

United States regulator orders mass inspections of jet engines

GE also performs maintenance work on Southwest's fleet of more than 700 Boeing 737 planes.

The blown engine destroyed one of the plane's windows, killing one passenger.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the service for Jennifer Riordan began at 6 p.m. Sunday at her alma mater, the University of New Mexico. When instead of treating individuals as individuals we judge then according to their sex - or their sexual orientation, or their race or religion or any other irrelevant and suspect classification - we lose great people, better people. She died later from her injuries. Sumwalt said the crack was not detectable from the outside. There was no acrylic found in the plane, he added. He said the fact the Pilot was a Naval Aviator is why the plane landed safely Tuesday.

Captain Tammie Jo Shults, the 56-year-old Texan and former Navy fighter pilot at the controls was praying too.

"We appreciate the outpouring of support from the community, it truly touches our hearts", the Riordan family wrote in a statement.

Across from that window was Sheri Sears, who said a quick desperate prayer.

The inspections recommended within the next 20 days will affect about 680 engines globally, USA regulators said.

"We all feel we were simply doing our jobs", she said in conjunction with the flight's First Officer, Darren Ellisor in a joint statement on the official Southwest Airlines Twitter account.

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Stephanie Needum, his wife, said that after the episode had ended, Shults spoke with the passengers. For about 20 minutes, everything seemed calm.

Marty Martinez, one of the passengers on Flight 1380 told news reporters that there was blood everywhere. "It just didn't register what could have been". The impact showered the jet with debris and shattered the window next to Riordan.

"Everybody was going insane, and yelling and screaming", Martinez said.

'So I had clicked my seat belt back on and I was going to get something out of my bag.

Maloney told the Dallas Morning News she hopes her friend's heroic act will inspire other young people, especially women, to consider aviation careers.

"It was really loud, you couldn't hear".

"That I'll never live to see my son born". "I actually heard someone say, there is a God!" "I'm sure they can take over, '" McCullough says.

"She reassured us that in her 32 years of flying that her oxygen masks had never come down", she said.