Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, October 22, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 35° Clear
News >  Washington

Southwest airplane is being repaired after fatal accident

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, which made an emergency landing April 17 at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. (Associated Press)
A National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, which made an emergency landing April 17 at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. (Associated Press)
Associated Press

EVERETT, Wash. – The Southwest Airlines airplane that broke down midair in a fatal accident last month has made its way to a Seattle-area facility for repairs.

KING TV reports that the twin-engine Boeing 737 was flown to the Aviation Technical Services facilities in Everett’s Paine Field on Monday.

The facility conducts major services on Boeing aircrafts.

Southwest Airlines says the plane was released from the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation.

The left engine has been replaced.

The plane remains out of service.

Boeing, which started in the Seattle area, has a factory nearby where it assembles airplanes.

Jennifer Riordan’s death on the April 17 flight was ruled accidental.

She died of trauma after being partially sucked out of the plane through a window when an engine blew out at 30,000 feet.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


New health insurance plans available November 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder

 (Photo courtesy WAHBE)
Sponsored

Fall means the onset of the cold and flu season.