October 15, 2019 / 3:01 PM / 9 months ago

U.S. board to determine probable cause of Southwest engine failure that killed one

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday it will meet to determine the probable cause of the April 2018 engine failure of Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that killed a passenger who was partially sucked out the window.

It said it would meet on Nov. 19.

The accident airplane, a Boeing 737-700 powered by two CFM International CFM56-7B engines, experienced a failure of the left engine after departing New York’s LaGuardia Airport, when a fan blade failed. The plane diverted to Philadelphia International Airport and eight other passengers suffered minor injuries. (Reporting by David Shepardson; editing by John Stonestreet)

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