T he jet was traveling at miles per hour kph when it made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport, according to Mr Sumwalt, much faster than the typical mile-per-hour touchdown. E arlier on Wednesday, Mr Sumwalt told a news conference that the incident began when one of the engine's 24 fan blades snapped off from its hub. Sumwalt said the fan blade, after suffering metal fatigue where it attached to the engine hub, suffered a second fracture about halfway along its length. Videos posted on social media showed passengers grabbing for oxygen masks and screaming as the plane, piloted by Ms Shults, a former US Navy fighter pilot, prepared for the descent into Philadelphia. H owever, Mr Martinez was attacked by some social media users for his choice to livestream the incident, which they saw as violating the privacy of other passengers on the flight. Thank you for your support. The Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday that it would order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered the accident.
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We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. We've noticed you're adblocking. They said they appreciate the outpouring of support they've received from the public and their co-workers as they "reflect on one family's profound loss. A National Transportation Safety Board inspection crew was also combing over the Boeing for signs of what caused the engine to explode. It was the second time that kind of engine had failed on a Southwest jet in the past two years, prompting airlines around the world to step up inspections. S outhwest crews were inspecting similar engines the airline had in service, focusing on the to oldest of the CFM56 engines, made by a partnership of France's Safran and General Electric, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.