1 dead after engine failure on Southwest jet

1 dead after engine failure on Southwest jet

CFM is a joint venture of General Electric and France's Safran. The NTSB will have investigators take apart and inspect the engine to figure out what went wrong.

NTSB Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt announced Tuesday that the engine that broke down will be thoroughly examined.

UPDATE, 3:23 p.m. EST: A federal investigator said one person has died after the Southwest plane's emergency landing in Philadelphia.

Meanwhile Philadelphia's fire chief said that one person was taken to hospital in critical condition and seven were treated for minor injuries.

"One passenger, a woman, was partially ... was drawn out towards the out of the plane ... was pulled back in by other passengers", the passenger's father told NBC10.

The woman who was killed was identified as Jennifer Riordan, according to CNN affiliate KOAT, which cited Annunciation Catholic School.

Thiel told reporters that firefighters "found a fuel leak and a small fire on one of the engines".

He didn't release any additional details on the landing.

A Southwest Airlines jet made an emergency landing Tuesday in Philadelphia because of engine damage.

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"I just remember holding my husband's hand, and we just prayed and prayed and prayed", said passenger Amanda Bourman, of NY.

Photos taken by passengers on Flight 1380 and others showed that one of the plane's windows was blown out and parts of an engine were ripped off.

The pilot of the plane, a twin-engine Boeing 737 bound from NY to Dallas with 149 people aboard, took it into a rapid descent and made an emergency landing in Philadelphia as passengers using oxygen masks that dropped from the ceiling said their prayers and braced for impact.

It is not clear if anyone was seriously injured following the incident. The FAA is investigating the incident and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

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Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 landed safely at Philadelphia International Airport shortly before noon on Tuesday before it taxied to an area of the runway where passengers could be safely evacuated from the plane. She said passengers clapped and praised the pilot after he set the aircraft down. Passengers were seen walking off the plane onto the tarmac at the airport after landing around 11:20 a.m.

A late 2017 report by the Federal Aviation Administration found that Southwest Airlines' suffered from a degraded management culture when it came to maintenance, and that maintenance staff, rather than being supported in their jobs, were coerced toward positive assessments of planes and infrastructure.

The plane, which was en route from NY to Dallas, landed at PHL around 11 a.m.

Tracking data from FlightAware.com shows Flight 1380 was heading west over New York's southern tier at about 32,200 feet (10 km) traveling 500 miles per hour (800 kph) when it abruptly turned toward Philadelphia. "Emergency landing! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!" he wrote.

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