A Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday after one of its CFM56-7B engines failed mid-flight.
It’s the second uncontained engine failure of this type experienced by a CFM56-powered Southwest aircraft since 2016.
Southwest is conducting an inspection of all of its more than 710 CFM56-powered Boeing 737s.
The CFM56 is the most popular jet engine in history and is also considered one of the safest by industry insiders.
On Tuesday, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after suffering a catastrophic engine failure and cabin depressurization.
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