NTSB Probe into Southwest Airlines Engine Failure: Michael Slack Interviewed by Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Following the Southwest Airlines engine failure in April that killed one Dallas bound passenger, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram interviewed Michael Slack prior to the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) hearing on the possible outcome, including stricter inspection requirements that will likely arise for aircrafts worldwide.

Slack, who represents several Southwest Airline passengers on the flight, said that the hearing will likely focus on how often the engines should be inspected. According to Slack, the stricter regulations will focus on a handful of Boeing 737 aircrafts.

“They will look at the evolution of the service history and what the operator, Southwest, did and did they seek to modify the certified inspection and maintenance levels on the engine?” he said.

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