NTSB requiring Boeing retrofit NG plane engine cases

NTSB requiring Boeing retrofit NG plane engine cases

After an incident where a fan blade broke off an engine piercing the housing and a plane window, causing the death of a passenger, the NTSB is requiring Boeing to redesign and retrofit all of its NG model plane engines housings. Boeing is working with the NTSB to fulfill their requirements. Inspections have also become more stringent when checking engines.

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Natasha Gossman
Natasha Gossman 3 months

And I'll be adding this to the extensive list of reasons I don't fly...

Don Grantham
Don Grantham 3 months

That poor woman. Imagine all the surviving passengers will suffer PTSD for the rest of their lives. That's one HELL of a class action lawsuit pending.

porcus
porcus 3 months

Pretty bad design if it's throwing metal at the windows!

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 3 months

While on the USAF flightline, we were taught to never stand in the plane of rotation of a turbine engine in case the turbine disintegrated. Made that a life lesson for whenever I flew on military or commercial aircraft.

christine hancock
christine hancock 3 months

Redesign the engine? First of all, easier said than done. Way easier. I hope whomever said that has actually worked with aircraft jet engines before either as a technition or a designer, because that would be a borderline insane request if it came from a layman. Second, that engine was what, twenty years old? Certainly the blades were close to that. I'll ask my DH, who is an aircract technician and works on engines for a major airline (he would prefer I not say) and see how hard he cringes when I tell him Southwest is still flying 737's and if he yells outloud in rage disust when I tell him the blades of the engine were 18 years old and flew 32,000 flights. If he remains calm, then I will know it truly was a design flaw.

John Doh
John Doh 3 months

That sucks.

Roamer MGTOW
Roamer MGTOW 3 months

its bad enough i hate airplanes. id rather go by ship.

6Million$Mansplainer
6Million$Mansplainer 3 months

What an awkward headline.

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