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Southwest Airlines jet engine Ground operations employees ready a Southwest Airlines Co. Boeing Co. 737 aircraft for departure on the tarmac at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, California, U.S., on Thursday, April 14, 2016. (Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Updated 8:16 p.m. ET

(Bloomberg) – One passenger was killed when an engine blew out on a Southwest Airlines Co. jetliner carrying 148 people, marking the first fatality on a U.S.-registered airline in more than nine years.

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