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I haven't seen anything concerning the rear of the engine I suppose if the cowl went through some of the rear would be damaged?
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Woody510
a reply to: Churchhousecreeper
Yes and no. What came off looks like the ring cowling that acts as the inlet for the engine. It looks like at some point the fan came off as well, but the question is did the cowling go and take the fan, or did the fan go and take the cowling.
There are several mounts thar hold the engine that are still intact and holding the engine in place. From the pictures it doesn't look like it was in any danger of separating. This isn't the first time something like this has happened.
Southwest 737 over the Gulf of Mexico:
And once again the media swings and misses. According to several articles the pictures are showing a large chunk of the back of the engine missing.