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Coroner Says Woman Sucked Out Of Plane Died From Blunt Impact Trauma

Coroner Says Woman Sucked Out Of Plane Died From Blunt Impact Trauma

The agency said it plans to require an ultrasonic inspection of fan blades when they reach a certain number of takeoffs and landings.

Southwest made the comments past year after USA regulators proposed making the inspections mandatory. Engines with fewer cycles would have had to be inspected within 18 months. It was delivered to Southwest in July 2000.

She says she and an EMT lay the woman down and performed CPR for about 20 minutes, until the plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. She later died due to injuries. Oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling and passengers said their prayers and braced for impact.

Jennifer Riordan, 43, was killed when a hole was punched through the fuselage of the aircraft, and she was partially sucked through the decompression.

One of the passengers that attempted to revive the unconscious mother of two was retired nurse Peggy Phillips. She said that even though Jennifer did not survive, his actions mean a great deal to her family.

"They said there's a hole and someone went out". "I can't imagine what they're going through". Investigators also did not find any pieces of the window inside the plane. Riordan, who was in a window seat in Row 14, was wearing a seat belt. She later died, and seven others were injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board said a preliminary examination of the blown engine from Flight 1380 showed evidence of "metal fatigue".

The engine in question is a CFM56-7B turbofan, the product of a 40-year-old joint venture between GE Aviation and France's Safran Aircraft Engines called CFM International.

The FAA decision comes almost a year after the engine's manufacture recommended that airlines using certain CFM56 engines conduct ultrasonic inspections to look for cracks.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday night it will issue a directive in the next two weeks requiring inspections of certain CFM56-7B engines.




Investigators say a fan blade snapped off as the plane cruised at 500 miles per hour high above Pennsylvania.

Now audio has emerged of the conversation between the plane's pilot and air traffic control; and the composure of the pilot during what had to be one of the most frightening things a person has ever had to endure is nothing short of astounding. That number could be higher now because more engines have hit the number of flights triggering an inspection.

FAA will issue an airworthiness directive (AD) in the next two weeks requiring inspections of certain CFM56-7B turbofan engines, the United States agency announced one day after the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 engine failure.

Kelly said the plane was inspected on Sunday and nothing appeared out of order.

American Airlines has about 300 planes with that type of engine, and Delta Air Lines has about 185.

It is unclear whether that would have forced Southwest to quickly inspect the engine that blew up. Federal officials said Riordan's death was the first passenger fatality on a USA carrier since 2009.

The twin-engine Boeing 737 variant involved in the deadly chain of events on Tuesday is among the most common aircraft in the airline industry.

Just look at the left engine of Southwest Flight 1380, and it's obvious that something awful befell that machine.

In a video message shared on Tuesday, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Riordan. It said that CFM had sent a service bulletin recommending inspections, leading regulators to make the directive.