As part of its ongoing investigation of an August 27, 2016, uncontained engine failure on Southwest Airlines flight 3472, the National Transportation Safety Board issued an investigative update yesterday. The uncontained engine failure happened on a 737-700 enroute from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Orlando, Florida. The airplane was diverted to Pensacola International Airport, Pensacola, Florida, and safely landed without further incident. The investigative update details the NTSB’s initial findings from the examination of the airplane and the engine, and a metallurgical examination. Initial findings from the examination of the airplane include: • The left engine inlet separated from the engine
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