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Southwest Flight 1380, a Boeing 737-700 which on 17 April 2018 suffered an uncontained fan blade out on engine 1 at cruise.

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How fast can a large passenger jet descend and slow from cruise to emergency land? [duplicate]

On 17th April 2018, Southwest 1380, a Boeing 737-700, was cruising about FL320 when it suffered a catastrophic failure to engine 1. It then took 5 minutes to descend to 10,000 feet, and I noted from ...
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Are engine casings expected to contain turbofan blade fragments?

On Southwest 1380, initial indications are that a fragment of the engine blade pierced the engine casing, which then hit the airplane window (or perhaps a part of the casing did). According to the BBC,...
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