Boeing 737 Returns To Denver After Engine Issue

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Southwest Airlines flight WN3695, operating a Boeing 737-800, had to return to Denver this morning shortly after takeoff.

The crew declared an emergency, reporting that part of the engine cowling had detached and was hanging precariously.

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After departing Denver International Airport this morning that several passengers and flight attendants heard something loud hit the wing of their Boeing 737-800 Audio via.

The flight was initially en route to Houston.

The pilots on board declared an emergency landing to air traffic control after reporting that a piece of engine cowling had detached and was dangling off.

Video recorded by a passenger shows the detached engine cowling flapping during the flight.

The aircraft safely returned to Denver International Airport, and no injuries have been reported.

The FAA will be investigating the situation.

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Danny Freeman is a correspondent for usnewsdaily , based in Philadelphia. The Emmy Award-winning reporter joined usnewsdaily in 2023 from NBC10 in Philadelphia.While at NBC10, Freeman worked as an Investigative Reporter focused on campaign finance, environmental issues, and police accountability.Freeman returned to the East Coast after working as a political reporter for NBC 7 in San Diego, where he hosted “Politically Speaking,” the station’s weekly public affairs show. Prior to that, he was a reporter at KGET-17 News, the NBC affiliate in Bakersfield, California.
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