Industrial Safety

Engine manufacturers, Southwest Airlines sued by passenger over fatal explosion

By Insurance Journal

May 01, 2018

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A lawsuit against Southwest Airlines Co. has been filed by a passenger who was flying on last week’s flight 1380, in which an engine exploded and one person was killed.

The lawsuit claims that since the accident, the passenger, Lilia Chavez, has suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and other personal injuries.

Also named in the Thursday suit are France’s Safran S.A., General Electric Aviation and CFM International, the manufacturers behind the engine that broke apart. CFM is a transatlantic joint-venture co-owned by GE and Safran.

Read the full story at insurancejournal.com.