LastInspector ... The issue was an issue with the CFM56-7B engine on this aircraft, not with the airframe. I would speculate it to be an uncontained fan failure, leading to the destruction of the fan housing and the cowl bolted over it. What caused the failure is a job for the NTSB to figure out. It had nothing to do with the aircraft. Also, I would like to state the Boeing 737 is one of the most reliable jet aircraft ever built and would never hesitate to fly on one - in fact of my 14 flights, they've all been on 737s and 12 of them on Southwest. Keep up the good work, Southwest.
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