NTSB Investigates CFM56 Failure On Southwest Boeing 737

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LOS ANGELES—Investigators delving into the highly unusual Aug. 27 failure of the left CFM56-7B engine on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 are hoping for some quick answers as to why the powerplant’s inlet cowl detached in midair, causing the engine to be shut down as well as significantly...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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