Inspection of Southwest Airlines flights ordered by Regulators

WATCH Engine on Southwest plane forced to make emergency landing popular among jets

US and European airline regulators on Friday ordered emergency inspections within 20 days of almost 700 aircraft engines similar to the one involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) engine blowout earlier this week, citing risks of a similar mishap.

The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of more jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane.

The American Airlines said that it does not have any CFM56-7B engines with 30,000 cycles and would not be impacted by the 20day order.

Shrapnel from the engine smashed the window, which caused rapid decompression in the cabin, and 43-year-old mother-of-two Jennifer Riordan was partially sucked out of the cabin, before other passengers pulled her back on board.

The FAA estimated the review will involve 352 engines in the United States, and 681 engines worldwide.

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CFM International, a joint venture between America's GE Aviation and France's Safran Aircraft Engines, said around 150 of the engines have already been examined.

The Southwest Airlines aircraft suffered an engine failure which forced it to make an emergency landing on Tuesday.

The agency issued the emergency directive after the maker of the engine, CFM International, called for the inspection of fan blades on CFM56-7B engines.

A sharp step-up of actions by both the European and U.S regulators after a Southwest flight in August 2016 made a safe emergency landing in Pensacola, Florida, after a fan blade got separated from the same type of engine and debris ripped a hole above the left wing.

The new inspection is to be done while the engine is on the aircraft's wing.

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