NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt says there was one fatality in the Southwest emergency landing. https://t.co/8cRbK4rdDX
— Veronica Rocha (@VeronicaRochaLA) April 17, 2018
UPDATE: Bloomberg and CNN are reporting that, per remarks made by National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt, one of the passengers from Southwest flight 1380 has died. Sumwalt added that it was the first time a passenger has died onboard a U.S. flight in nine years, but provided no details about the deceased.
The original article is as follows.
DEVELOPING: A Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The reason for the emergency landing is not yet known https://t.co/1cGCNOMwoe pic.twitter.com/QfHcpEw6nn
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 17, 2018
Just a few days after passengers relayed their harrowing ordeal when a Southwest Airlines flight attempted to land in New Orleans during severe weather, another flight from the same airline had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after one of the engines exploded mid-flight. To make matters worse, NBC Philadelphia is reporting that a passenger was nearly sucked out of a window after shrapnel from the decimated engine broke it. “One passenger, a woman, was partially… was drawn out towards the out of the plane… was pulled back in by other passengers,” said Todd Baur, the father of another passenger.