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Investigation launched after Boeing 737 engine cover loss

April 8, 2024 - Airline regulators in the U.S. have begun an investigation after an engine cowling on a Boeing 737-800 jet fell off during take-off and struck a wing flap.

The Southwest Airlines flight returned safely to Denver International airport at about 08:15 local time (15:15 GMT) after originally departing to Houston.

The aircraft had 135 passengers and six crew members on board and rose to about 10,300 feet (3,140m) before landing, according to the BBC.

It is the second mishap this week for the airline, with a flight from Texas cancelled Thursday after a report of an engine fire, AP said.

PUBLISHED: 08/04/2024; STORY: Graphic News