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NTSB asks Boeing to design some 737s after a deadly Southwest accident in 2018



Federal security officials on Tuesday recommended Boeing redesign the engine covers on thousands of its popular 737 aircraft to better withstand the impact of engine failure.

The recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board came after the Southwest Flight 1380 investigation. During April 2018 aircraft, a fan blade broke off one of the engines, punctured a three-panel window, and briefly sucked a passenger out of the aircraft. The passenger died. It was the first accident-related fatal crash on a US airline in nearly a decade.

Boeing shares were more than 1

% after NTSB's recommendations were released in Washington, DC, during the agency's vote on the probable cause of the fatal incident on the flight.

NTSB also recommended that the airlines retrofit their aircraft with the new engine covers.

Boeing and Southwest, which operates an all-Boeing 737 fleet, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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