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Southwest Deadly Engine Failures Bring FAA Under Scrutiny

Southwest Airlines is still feeling the consequences of the deadly engine failure on April 17, 2018. In addition to lawsuits by eight passengers of the flight and one passenger’s husband, United States authority body has announced launching an investigation into the supervision of the carrier. The investigation references a similar incident with engine fan blade […]

Southwest reaches farther with 50 new international routes

To date, Southwest – the largest airline in the U.S. by passenger numbers as well as the largest low-cost carrier in North America – has been flying  near-international routes. But now, the one-time regional airline is looking to fly further outside the U.S., with up to 50 untapped destinations including South America, the airline’s chief […]

Southwest fatal accident related to missing engine fan blade?

More details about Southwest Airlines flight 1380 engine accident on April 17, 2018 are emerging. Following the news of a passenger death, it now appears that the cause of the accident might be connected to metal fatigue and a missing fanblade of the engine. The flight was en route from New York LaGuardia (LGA) to […]