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Southwest Boeing 737-800 flight from Denver loses engine cover, FAA investigating

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A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Houston safely returned to Denver International Airport after an engine cover fell off and struck the wing flap. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the incident. Passengers and flight attendants heard a loud noise when the wing was hit. Southwest Airlines apologized for the delay and ensured the safety of its customers and employees. No injuries were reported. The aircraft, which departed at 7:49 a.m. local time, was deemed airworthy. This incident adds to a series of mechanical issues faced by Boeing aircraft in recent months.