Emergency Landing for Southwest Jet with Engine and Window Damage

Author: Kayla Nilson  |  Category: emergency landing

A Southwest aircraft made an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport a piece of shrapnel flew off of the left engine covering, shattering a window, and killing one passenger. Oxygen masks dropped down from the ceiling and passengers reported hearing “loud bangs” and “rattling” as the plane quickly began to descend.

The pilot was able to regain control of the jet and land safely. Upon arrival, emergency vehicles were waiting on the tarmac and seven people with minor injuries were treated. A fuel leak in one of the engines caused a small fire that firefighters were able to control quickly.

After landing, the FAA stated that the crew reported damage to one of the engines, the fuselage, and at least one window.

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If you were injured on a flight, remember to seek appropriate medical care first, and to keep good records of your interactions with medical providers.

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