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Southwest Airlines opposed a recommended safety check on its jet engines

Alice Truong
Southwest Airlines opposed a recommended safety check on its jet engines

Southwest Airlines on Tuesday (April 17) experienced the first accident-related fatality on a US passenger airline since 2009 after an engine failure. Now the Associated Press and Reuters report that Southwest had previously opposed a recommendation by its engine manufacturer to inspect fan blades within 12 months, arguing that it needed more time for the…