Southwest Airlines Plane Suffers In-Flight Engine Failure; 1 Killed

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By George Hatcher

On April 17th, a Southwest Airlines plane suffered an in-flight engine failure and got hit by debris from the damaged engine, shattering a passenger window and killing one passenger.

The incident happened when the flight WN-1380 was heading from LaGuardia Airport, New York, to Dallas, Texas.

The crew subsequently initiated an emergency descent and diverted to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Passengers reported that the deceased passenger, identified as Jennifer Riordan, 43, was partially sucked out of the aircraft through the shattered window. She was pulled back in by fellow passengers.

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