Southwest Airlines Plane Accident, 1 Women Killed
On Tuesday, A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine and got hit by a shrapnel which lead to a damaged window and broken fuselage. Flight 1380 of southwest airlines was cruising at an altitude of approximately 30,000 feet when suddenly a blast happened. Authorities confirmed that as a result of this incident, 1 women was killed and 7 other passengers were injured. The plane which was carrying 149 passengers, made an emergency landing at Philadelphia airport.
Robert Sumwalt the Chairman of National Transportation Safety Board Said
While speaking about this accident, Robert Sumwalt the Chairman of National Transportation Safety Board said that 1 person died in this accident. He also said that since 2009, this was the first casualty in a U.S. commercial airline. While speaking about this accident one of the passenger’s said that it was the “most scariest experience” of his life. CBS News confirmed that the dead passenger’s name was Jennifer Riordan. She had 2 children and was an employee at Wells Fargo.
Marty Martinez, one of the passengers on Flight 1380 told news reporters that there was blood everywhere. Adding further, she said that passengers on the plane tried to help the deceased woman and one passenger even tried to make a hole in the window to pull her out. Another passenger, Amanda Bourman who was from New York said that she closed her eyes and just held her husband’s hand tightly. She said that she kept on thinking about her children and prayed to God that she meets them again.
Adam Thiel, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner said
Adam Thiel, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner said that 7 passengers were also given first aid for small injuries. He also said that when the fire fighters arrived at the scene there was a small fire in one of the engines due to fuel leak. However, this fire was immediately brought under control. After the accident, the Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines stated that the company will start in-depth inspection of all its planes soon. Flight 1380 was equipped with CFM engines. CFM has also sent a team of official to inspect the damaged engine and figure out what went wrong.