Friday, May 11, 2018

ABC 20-20: Southwest Flight 1380

Tonight ABC 20-20 covered the engine failure and emergency landing of a Southwest Flight 1380, video
CNN has an account (incident happened April 17, 2018) here
The ABC presentation gave some details as to how the incident unfolded and how the passengers tried to save one passenger’s life when she was struck by debris. There was also a lot of credit for the female pilot. 

The engine brokeup after a titanium blade failed in two places and the pieces of it wrecked the engine. Titanium is extremely strong and the failure is rather shocking.
By National Transportation Safety Board -, Public Domain, Link

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