Southwest Airlines flight 1380 from New York to Dallas had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia today. One of the plane’s engines reportedly exploded, breaking a window and causing a woman to nearly be sucked out. One person has been confirmed dead, and passengers are sharing photos and videos from the incident—including ones taken from the air.
One father-in-law of a passenger told Philadelphia’s local NBC affiliate that a female passenger was being sucked out of the broken window before being thankfully “pulled back in by other passengers.” That passenger was reportedly rushed to the hospital upon landing.
Southwest Airlines flight WN1380 diverted to Philadelphia Airport, Pennsylvania, USA, after suffering an in-flight uncontained engine failure.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, originated from New York-La Guardia Airport at 09:43. About 10:04 the no.1 engine (CFM56-7B24 Rolls-Royce ) suffered an uncontained failure. Debris impacted a window, resulting in a decompression. At that time the aircraft had reached FL320 in the climb. The flight crew executed an emergency descent and diverted to Philadelphia Airport, where it landed at 10:19 hours.
The NTSB states that one passenger on the flight had died.
Updated : Passengers aboard a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday heard an explosion before seeing oxygen masks drop from the ceiling and a woman sucked toward a broken window in the plane, a witness said.