FAA will order engine inspections after deadly Southwest Airlines flight

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Aviation authorities will begin ordering airlines to inspect a certain type of jet engine after this week’s midair explosion that forced a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

One passenger was killed and several others were hurt during Tuesday’s panic in the skies.

The Federal Aviation Administration said late Wednesday it will issue its “airworthiness directive” within the next two weeks, requiring fan blades of engines known as CFM56-7B to be reviewed when they reach a certain number of takeoffs and landings. Blades that fail the inspection must then be replaced.

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