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A Norwegian Air Boeing 737MAX was forced to divert to Iran after suffering a mechanical failure

A Norwegian Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 en route from Dubai to Oslo was forced to divert to Shiraz, Iran due to mechanical trouble.

Southwest canceled dozens of flights to inspect engines for exploding fan blades after fatal flight

Southwest says inspections of its entire fleet of CFM56-7B powered Boeing 737s will be complete within 30 days.

Here’s what happened on the fatal Southwest Airlines flight

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 suffered a catastrophic engine failure and cabin depressurization on Tuesday.
NTSB investigators on scene examining damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane in this image released from Philadelphia, April 17, 2018.

The Southwest engine that exploded is one of the safest and most popular in the world, analyst says

The CFM56 is the most popular jet engine in history with more than 30,000 made since 1980.

A Southwest jet suffered an eerily similar engine failure in 2016

Another Southwest Airlines Boeing 737, powered by the type of engine suffered a similar failure in 2016.

Investigators found a major clue to what may have caused Southwest jet’s engine failure

The left engine aboard a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 failed when one of its fan blades sheared off during the flight.