U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators found evidence of metal fatigue in the left engine of the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on Apr. 17 after the pilots initially reported an engine fire. A woman died after an apparent engine explosion blew out a window and caused the cabin to depressurize, nearly pulling her from the aircraft, according to media reports. The passenger fatality was the ...


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