CFM56-7B engines

US, Europe order emergency checks on engine type in Southwest Airlines accident

US, Europe order emergency checks on engine type in Southwest Airlines accident

  • The engine explosion on Southwest Airlines flight 1380 on Tuesday was caused by a fan blade that broke off — FAA
  • About 680 CFM56-7B engines globally, including about 350 in the United States, will be affected by the mandatory inspections
By Reuters ·