The company confirmed Friday that A $5,000 check along with the apology is in the mail.
The phenomenon is also one of flight attendants' main pet peeves too. The broken blade tore up the engine and threw debris against the plane, breaking a window.
The National Transportation Safety Board also blamed metal fatigue in preliminary findings after an engine broke apart on another Southwest Boeing 737 over Florida in 2016.
In a tweeted statement, the FAA said, "The FAA will issue an Airworthiness Directive (AD) within the next two weeks that will require inspections of certain CMF56-7B engines". The airline declined further comment.
The death of an adult female passenger who was almost sucked out of a Southwest Airlines flight that experienced an engine explosion on Tuesday has left travelers wondering how such an accident could affect a lap child.
Southwest had previously balked at the engine manufacturer's recommendation for quicker inspections of the fan blades, The Associated Press reported.
"While the National Transportation Safety Board continues its investigation as to the circumstances surrounding the accident, our primary focus and commitment is to assist you in every way possible".
Flight 1380 took off from New York's LaGuardia Airport at around 10:27am and was diverted to Philadelphia just under an hour later, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.com.
And sometimes it takes days for the aches and pains of bruises or internal injuries to reveal themselves. The latest proposal by the FAA suggests that the newest directive will be based on the number of cycles each aircraft has. Family members have identified the woman as 43-year-old Jennifer Riordan, a banking executive and mother of two from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Erin Muffoletto said Riordan was a fellow Chi Omega sorority sister whom she contacted during the economic crisis in 2008 as Muffoletto struggled to find steady employment. "The trouble is there has to be some kind of commonality of damages", said Cozen O'Connor New York member Christopher Kende, who focuses on international insurance, reinsurance, aviation and marine litigation. CFM commented that the longer deadline be shortened to 12 months. In that case, the NTSB found that one fan blade had separated from the fan disk because of fatigue cracking.
Pilot Phil Croucher explains that planes are designed so that all passengers should be able to evacuate within 90 seconds - and says any unnecessary delay to that could prove deadly. "It was absolutely terrifying", he said.
Southwest Airlines pilot Captain Tammy Jo Shults and First Officer Darren Ellisor have been hailed as heroes for safely making the emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport.
Riordan was killed and seven others were injured after the twin-engine 737 blew an engine at 30,000 feet Tuesday and got hit by shrapnel.
The mid-air engine explosion Tuesday morning over northern Berks County in Pennsylvania. "Fan blades have been removed, repaired, reworked, and then relocated", it said, asking for 20 months to complete checks. United Airlines executives said Wednesday that they had begun inspecting some of their planes. "Clearly there was a problem with the engine that was not rectified".
A CRS is a hard-backed child safety seat approved by the government for motor vehicles and aircraft, the FAA says.