NTSB: Boeing 737 Designed To Limit 'Tear' Damage | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 06.27.16

Airborne 06.28.16

Airborne 06.29.16

Airborne 06.23.16

Airborne 06.24.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 06.27.16

Airborne 06.28.16

Airborne 06.29.16

Airborne 06.23.16

Airborne 06.24.16

AEA2016 LIVE Aero-TV: 04/27-0830ET, 04/28-1400ET, 04/29-1100ET

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Thu, Jul 16, 2009

NTSB: Boeing 737 Designed To Limit 'Tear' Damage

Airliner That Depressurized 'Performed As Designed'

The Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 which depressurized after a hole developed in its roof was designed to limit damage in such an accident, according to the NTSB.

File Photo

USA Today reports that NTSB Spokesman spokesman Peter Knudson said Federal regulations require jets to be able to experience a tear in the fuselage without the damage spreading. "This safety feature performed as designed," Knudson said.

The flight, which originated in Nashville, TN was enroute to Baltimore when a 14-by-17-inch rectangle of the airplane's skin tore away, leaving a hole open to the sky near the rear of the aircraft. Passengers reported hearing a loud "Pop" about 30 minutes into the flight, and then the oxygen masks dropped from their compartments above the seats. The pilot made an emergency landing in West Virginia.

Southwest Airlines spokesperson Beth Harbin said the airline inspected all of its Boeing 737-300 aircraft after Monday's incident, and no other problems were discovered.  The plane that depressurized was delivered to Southwest in 1994.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 06.27.16: Blue Angels Return, LI UAV Ban, NJ Jet Fuel Tax

Also: Gone West-Thomas Wathen, Boeing 747-8, FAR 107 Course, Teamster Pilots, C Series, Yuneec Typhoon H, Embraer We are happy to announce that the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will retur>[...]

Airborne 06.24.16: ADS-B Analysis, NavWorx Price Drop, ALPA v Transport Canada

Also: Porker Of The Month, Aviation BBB?, Super Puma, AirVenture Events, FedEx 767s, Solar Impulse, Sikorsky Flight Safety Foundation has released the study "Benefits Analysis of S>[...]

Airborne 06.27.16: Blue Angels Return, LI UAV Ban, NJ Jet Fuel Tax

Also: Gone West-Thomas Wathen, Boeing 747-8, FAR 107 Course, Teamster Pilots, C Series, Yuneec Typhoon H, Embraer We are happy to announce that the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will retur>[...]

United, AFA Reach Agreement For Flight Attendants

Brings All FAs Into A Single Work Group For Collective Bargaining An agreement on terms of a joint contract that would bring the airline’s more than 25,000 flight attendants >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.28.16)

FAA Online N Number Registry Renewal This site is provided to allow the renewal of a currently reserved N-number.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC