Southwest Airlines has completed the federally mandated inspection of 35,000 engine fan blades like the one that disintegrated in a fatal accident last month without finding additional flaws, but Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said Wednesday that "a handful" of blades had been sent to the manufacturer for further examination.
Southwest said the blades were sent to engine maker General Electric out of "an abundance of caution" because of "coating anomalies" on the blades, and not because they showed any sign of metal fatigue.
"I don't think we'll have any [negative] findings with those," Kelly said in talking with reporters after Southwest held its annual meeting in Annapolis.
A Southwest passenger, Jennifer Riordan, 43, a bank executive and mother of two from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was killed April 17 when an engine fan fractured near its hub in a spray of metal fragments that shattered her window as the Boeing 737 climbed to cruising altitude.
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