FAA Orders Inspections of Fan Blades After Deadly Southwest Flight
The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of engine fan blades like the one on the Southwest plane that blew apart, killing a passenger and injuring seven others. Reuters reports the FAA will inspect about 220 aircraft engines.
The FAA says the directive requires ultrasonic inspection of fan blades when they reach a certain number of takeoffs and landings. Blades that fail inspections, will be replaced.