The NTSB says Boeing should redesign the engine housing on its 737 jets, which was partly to blame for a deadly Southwest accident
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November 19, 2019 - by David Slotnick for businessinsider.com
- Boeing should redesign the cowling that covers the engines on its 737 NG aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
- The NTSB report closed the investigation into Southwest Flight 1380, which suffered an in-flight engine failure in April 2018. The engine came apart, killing a passenger when debris struck the plane's body.
- The redesign and replacement could represent a significant cost to Boeing. The crash and the report is unrelated to the 737 Max scandal.
Federal transportation safety investigators said that Boeing should redesign the engine housing on its 737 New Generation (NG) planes, following a deadly catastrophe on Southwest flight 1380 in April of last year.
There are about 7,000 737 NG planes that have been delivered to customers since the plane type was introduced in the late-1990s.
The NTSB called on Boeing and the plane's operators to retrofit all existing planes with the newly designed part...
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