1 Killed After Southwest Emergency Landing
A passenger of a Southwest flight was killed and seven others injured after the plane’s number one engine blew sending shrapnel into a window, breaking it. According to some passenger accounts, the passenger that died was a woman and was being sucked out of the broken window as those seated near her held onto her.
The plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. Southwest said the plan was a Boeing 737-700 and was enroute to Dallas Love Field from New York LaGuardia. There were 144 customers and five crew members onboard.
Southwest Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly extended his condolences in a YouTube video.
“This is a sad day and on behalf of the entire Southwest family I want to extend my deepest sympathies for the family and the loved ones of our deceased customer,” Kelly said.