Evidence of metal fatigue in deadly Southwest plane engine explosion

Published on 18 Apr 2018 8:09:32 PM

Some major customers of Boeing’s popular 737 jets including Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said on Wednesday they were inspecting engines of the type that blew apart mid-air on a fatal Southwest Airlines flight. A preliminary investigation found an engine fan blade missing, having apparently broken off, and that there was metal fatigue at the point where it would normally be attached.