Southwest calls mid-air engine blowout isolated incident

|About: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)|By:, SA News Editor

Officials with Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) say they believe the mid-air blowup of an engine is an isolated incident. The company is assisting the NTSB in its investigation of the incident,

The flight had to make a rapid descent after some cabin pressure was lost and then execute an emergency landing.

Photos of the plane from passengers show that the casing of the right-side engine was missing.

Southwest's entire fleet of 720 planes consists of 737s.

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