Southwest Flight 1380 Statement #3 – Issued 8:20 p.m. CT

En Español

Southwest Airlines today has announced that it is accelerating its existing engine inspection program relating to the CFM56 engine family. The accelerated inspections are being performed out of an abundance of caution and are expected to be completed over the next 30 days. The accelerated checks are ultrasonic inspections of fan blades of the CFM56 engines.   

The airline expects minimal disruption to the operation during the course of the inspections. Customers can always check for the status of their flight. 

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