by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/18/18, 10:27 am
The engine that exploded Tuesday in flight on a Southwest Airlines plane, killing one passenger, showed signs of “metal fatigue,” according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The incident marked the first passenger death on a U.S. airline since 2009. The twin-engine Boeing 737 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport for Dallas on Tuesday with 149 passengers on board. Debris from the left engine smashed open a window, and the depressurization of the cabin nearly sucked out one passenger from the plane.