WASHINGTON (Nov. 6, 2018) — The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to hold an investigative hearing, that is open to the public, Wednesday, Nov. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. (EST), in the NTSB’s Board Room and Conference Center.
As part of the agency’s ongoing investigation of the fatal, April 17, 2018, CFM International engine failure on Southwest Airlines flight 1380, the one-day hearing will focus on CFM International CFM56-7 series engine fan blade design and development history, CFM International CFM56-7 series engine fan blade inspection methods and procedures, and engine fan blade containment design and certification criteria.
Parties participating in the investigative hearing and the full agenda, including a list of witnesses will be announced prior to the hearing.
NTSB previously issued an investigative update about the ongoing investigation.
Media planning to cover the investigative hearing in person are asked to contact NTSB media relations at 202-314-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org and to be in place and set up not later than 8:30 a.m. (EST) on the day of the event.
The hearing may be viewed via webcast. A link for the webcast will be available at http://ntsb.windrosemedia.com/ shortly before the start of the hearing.