Global order for mass Boeing 737 engine inspections

Frederick Owens
April 23, 2018

You'd have to say that Southwest Airlines flight 1380 from NY to Dallas on Tuesday was not going entirely to plan.

Longtime friend and fellow church member Staci Thompson said the pilot is a woman rooted in her faith, who regularly teaches Sunday School.

No blame has been assigned to the airline for the engine explosion which sent a piece of shrapnel flying through the window next to Riordan.

Other passengers began trying to plug the hole with jackets and other objects but to no avail. "She's a very calming person".

The inspections ordered are a sharp step-up from actions by both the European and US regulators after a Southwest flight in August 2016 made a safe emergency landing in Pensacola, Florida, after a fan blade separated from the same type of engine and debris ripped a hole above the left wing.

"It was just as if she and I were sitting here talking", her mother-in-law, Virginia Shults, told The Washington Post after hearing the recording.

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When news broke of Shults piloting the crippled Southwest airliner, the name immediately jarred the mind of one Beeville resident. I'm going to send her a Christmas card - I'm going to tell you that - with a gift certificate for getting me on the ground.

"Our hearts are heavy", the statement continued.

"When you pull those g's, you can actually feel your organs slamming on the inside of your ribs", Phillips said. Once, when she attended a lecture about aviation given by a retired colonel during a career day, the speaker asked if she was lost because she was the only woman present.

"I've been concerned about the FAA from when I was chairman in terms of how quickly they move sometimes on safety matters", Hall said. My junior year in college, I met a girl who had just received her Air Force wings.

Women aviators were excluded from combat missions until the month after Shults got off active duty in March 1993. "In VAQ-34, gender doesn't matter there's no advantage or disadvantage", she said. In 1993, after Shults left active duty, she transitioned to the Naval Reserve. She was once quoted as saying that sitting in the captain's chair gave her "the opportunity to witness for Christ on nearly every flight".

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