A Boeing jet makes an emergency landing, after the engine cover falls off

Safety problems continue at Boeing.

During departure from Denver International Airport in the U.S. state of Colorado, a Boeing 737-800 was forced to make an emergency landing on Sunday when the crew reported that the engine cowling had come off and hit the wing flap, according to Xinhua.

Following the incident, Southwest Airlines Flight 3695 made a safe return to Denver International Airport on Sunday at approximately 8:15 a.m. local time (15:15 GMT), according to a statement from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The FAA stated that the aircraft was its route to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston and that it will be looking into the incident.

In a statement, Southwest Airlines claimed that the aircraft had a mechanical problem but had safely landed.

The airline stated, “Our customers arrived at Houston Hobby on another aircraft, approximately three hours behind schedule,” and reported that the aircraft is being inspected by Southwest maintenance personnel.

According to the local KUSA news station, a passenger on the flight uploaded a video showing debris falling off the aircraft as it was traveling down a runway at Denver International Airport.

According to the report, a photo taken following the plane’s safe landing revealed significant parts missing from the right engine.

For years, Boeing has struggled with serious quality and safety problems involving its airplanes, which has resulted in the extended suspension of several models and the suspension of deliveries.

The airline experienced a number of incidents between October 2018 and March 2024 that raised questions about the dependability and safety of its planes.

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