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2018 Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Uncontained Engine Failure

2018 Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Uncontained Engine Failure

2018 Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Uncontained Engine Failure

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NTSB Abstract of final report issued: Link
Some interesting conclusions. Despite contemporaneous popular press reporting, the lost window behind the wing was NOT impacted by the fan blade but by debris from the separated engine cowling, as posters on this forum hypothesized at the time.

Often these exhaustive reports turn up interesting little details available only in the original sources. The report commends the crew, and gives the flight crew a pass on not fully completing all their checklists while managing the emergency. Also, apparently the two other passengers on the left side of row 14 were relocated, with one occupying a flight attendant's 'jump seat' in the galley, presumably leaving one attendant unrestrained. NTSB recommended an OFI from this practice as the flight attendants have responsibility (i.e. more indispensable) in evacuation during an emergency landing.

RE: 2018 Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Uncontained Engine Failure

There are enough jump seats to fully crew the aircraft plus an additional seat for a trainer. So each 50 seats is 1 cabin crew so min crew is 4.

2 jumpseats in the front and 3 in the rear.

Cabin crew seats are 4 point harnesses you can't have below min crew not strapped in. One pax will have been on the spare jumpseat.

RE: 2018 Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Uncontained Engine Failure

There were 3 flight attendants. The forward F/As said they did not have enough time to get to their seats leaving the forward 2 seats unoccupied. The rear 2 seats had a passenger and another SWA employee; not sure, maybe dead-head pilot? One of two moved passengers was on the aft floor.

It's right there in the report summary.

RE: 2018 Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Uncontained Engine Failure

Just seen that bit..

I can't see they only had 3 cabin crew the plane is certified with 4 and its a ICAO rule that its 1 CC per 50 pax or part of. You can operate with CC down but then the number of pax is reduce to cc x50.

But one may have been administering first aid so was busy and not mentioned.



RE: 2018 Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Uncontained Engine Failure

They were suffering from Hypoxia when they first booked in.

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