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03
Oct
A Boeing 737-600 experienced a reported engine failure and fire while operating SAS Scandinavian Airlines Flight SK-1049 from Kiruna to Stockholm, Sweden. Passengers reported the CFM56 engine emitted a loud bang followed by streaks of flame. The flight was diverted to Lulea approximately 20 minutes later.

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15
Aug
On July 31, 2018, Aeromexico Connect Flight 2431 crashed after an attempted take-off from Durango International Airport in Mexico. Video from one of the 103 persons on board shows the Embraer aircraft taking off in harsh weather. Shortly after take-off, the aircraft crashed into the ground, veered off the runway, and caught fire. Fortunately, all persons on board evacuated the aircraft. Of the persons on board, 85 were taken to the hospital for immediate treatment of injuries. Most of the passengers were American citizens traveling back to the U.S.

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29
May
International investigators have concluded that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was downed by a missile belonging to a Russian brigade.Nearly four years after the plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine while en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, the Dutch-led team of experts say evidence shows “the missile had come from a unit based in western Russia”, reports the BBC.

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18
Apr
On April 17, 2018, a Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 with 149 passengers and crew on board bound for Dallas from New York had an uncontained engine failure shortly after take-off requiring the Boeing 737 to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia. As it flew 32,000the engine had an uncontained engine failure sending shrapnel into the aircraft cabin. A woman was partially sucked out of the cabin window. She was the first fatality on a U.S.-registered airline in more than nine years. Early investigation by the NTSB Safety Board has determined indications of metal fatigue in the area of the missing fan blade. The cowling of the left engine was ripped off and found 60 miles away from the Philadelphia airport. The investigation is ongoing.

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18
Apr
A piece from the damaged Southwest jet was found in Bernville, Pennsylvania, 70 miles outside of Philadelphia, NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said at a press conference tonight. The engine cowling was discovered in an area near where the crew first observed issues with the aircraft, he said. Investigators performed a preliminary examination of the engine and found evidence of metal fatigue, where the blade separated from the engine, Sumwalt said.

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28
Feb
On February 27, 2018, Southwest Airlines Flight 604 bound for Los Angeles from Salt Lake City experienced a fire in the right engine shortly after take-off. Video taken of the flight from the ground shows the blazing fire in the distance. The Boeing 737 immediately returned to the airport for emergency landing. The 110 passengers on board were evacuated utilizing the emergency slides.

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