A Southwest flight en route from New York City to Dallas made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after one of its engines blew out, shattering a window, leaving one passenger dead and injuring seven others. One female passenger was almost sucked out of the plane after the explosion caused a depressurization, the passenger’s father told MSNBC. It is unclear, though, whether she was the passenger that ultimately died.

National Traffic Safety Board chairman Robert Sumwalt said in a news conference that the passenger’s death was the first fatality for a US airline in nine years. (Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed in San Francisco in 2013, leaving three passengers dead.)

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from The Verge – All Posts https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/17/17248518/southwest-airlines-emergency-landing-passenger-dead

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