U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Calls For Swift Action On NTSB Report On Southwest Airlines Engine Failure

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), senior member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement Tuesday on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)’s report and concluding recommendations on the engine failure that occurred April 17, 2018 on a Boeing 737 NG, Southwest Airlines (SWA) flight 1380.

The resulting explosion caused the tragic death of Jennifer Riordan, a member of the Albuquerque community.

“Jennifer Riordan’s family – and the entire Albuquerque community – continue to mourn her tragic loss,” Sen. Udall said. “I am heartened that the NTSB responded by conducting a thorough review of what occurred on Southwest Flight 1380 and came up with action items to save lives in the future. I urge the FAA, Boeing, and Southwest Airlines to act swiftly on the recommendations from this report. Every passenger who sets foot on an airplane should be able to feel confident that the government, aircraft manufacturers, and the airlines have done everything in their power to establish and implement strong safety standards.”