Law360 (April 20, 2018, 5:12 PM EDT) -- The death of a Southwest Airlines passenger following a midair engine explosion marked the first U.S. commercial airline fatality in nine years, sparking liability questions for the carrier and aircraft and parts manufacturers along with heightened scrutiny of aircraft inspection and maintenance protocols, legal experts say.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators are piecing together what triggered an engine on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 to explode and spray shrapnel that punctured a window and killed a passenger who had been partially sucked out of the aircraft window on Tuesday, a tragic incident that industry observers say is so rare and anomalous that...
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