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U.S. watchdog auditing FAA checks of Southwest Air after engine failure

June 21, 2018 3:53 PM
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department’s inspector general is auditing the Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight of Southwest Airlines Co after a midair incident in which an engine exploded and one person was killed.

The inspector general’s office said in a memo it is opening a new review after “recent events have raised concerns about FAA’s safety oversight, particularly for Southwest Airlines.”

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