Some CFM56-7B engines — the same model that failed on a fatal Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) flight earlier this week — will undergo emergency inspections, the Federal Aviation Administration said April 20.

The emergency airworthiness directive came after a service bulletin by CFM International, the maker of the engine. An airworthiness directive, or AD, is a rule passed down by the FAA to correct unsafe parts.

On an April 17 Southwest flight traveling from New York to Dallas, the aircraft’s…

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FAA orders emergency inspections of engines after fatal Southwest flight