That led manufacturer CFM International to recommend last June that airlines conduct the inspections of fan blades on many Boeing 737s.
The plane was at 32,000 feet when the left engine of the Southwest Airlines 737 suddenly disintegrated.
In a recording of conversations between the cockpit and air traffic controllers, an unidentified crew member reported that there was a hole in the plane and "someone went out".
Philadelphia's medical examiner ruled that the cause of death was blunt trauma to the head, neck and torso, and ruled the death an accident, spokesman Jim Garrow said.
Jennifer Riordan, a bank executive, community leader and mother of two, died Tuesday when her Southwest Airlines flight blew an engine in midair and its debris smashed a cabin window.
Needum was travelling with his parents, wife and two children when the explosion happened.
The world has been hearing stories of true heroism from the Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight that had to make an emergency landing after a jet engine explosion and one of those stories comes from here in North Texas.
Airlines said that because fan blades may have been repaired and moved to other engines, the order would affect far more than 220 of the CFM56-7Bs, which are made by a partnership of France's Safran SAF.PA and General Electric GE.N .
While passengers were able to pull Riordan back into the plane, another passenger was said to have felt "severe pressure" after positioning his back against the opening in the cabin in an attempt to seal it. Flight 3472 made an emergency landing in Pensacola, Fla., after the cowling on its left engine ripped off, with sections of it penetrating the fuselage.
The National Transportation Safety Board also blamed metal fatigue for the engine failure on a Southwest plane in Florida in 2016.
Marty Martinez, who live-streamed the emergency touchdown from two rows behind her, stated "there was blood all over the place".
It is unclear whether the FAA's original directive would have forced Southwest to quickly inspect the engine that blew up. "Is to help and that's what he did", Stephanie said. "I have been on many, many flights as a passenger, and an awful lot of do not pay attention". Supporting the moves in the market, weekly volatility is 3.42% and monthly volatility is 2.82%. CBS News confirmed that the dead passenger's name was Jennifer Riordan.
"There's a ring around the engine that is meant to contain the engine pieces when this happens", said John Goglia, a former NTSB member.
The fan blades are the first stage in the process of creating thrust in a jet engine.
Robert Sumwalt is chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Mackey said she and the child tried but failed to bring Riordan back in. "That's horrible. I don't know much about planes, but I know safety is important to every airline", passenger Melchie Nelson said. "Her impact on everything and everyone she touched can never be fully measured".
"As captain and first officer of the crew of five who worked to serve our customers aboard Flight 1380 yesterday, we all feel we were simply doing our jobs".
That proposed directive has not been finalized in the eight months since it was proposed, according to a report in the Seattle Times.