Video: Woman Sucked Out Of The Window After Plane Engine Explodes Mid-Air

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Footage emerged online after a woman was almost sucked out of a plane window when the engine exploded and a window shattered along with it during a Southwest Airlines Flight.

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ONE woman has died after a Southwest Airlines flight from New York’s La Guardia Airport to Dallas made an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport overnight after an engine exploded and ripped off mid-air. “We do have information there was one fatality,” National Transport Safety Bureau Chairman Robert Sumwalt said. No further details were provided. The engine on a Southwest Airlines plane is inspected as it sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. Picture: AP

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The engine on a Southwest Airlines plane is inspected as it sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. Passengers have described the traumatic scenes at the engine exploded and shrapnel caused a window to blow out. “One passenger, a woman, was partially … was drawn out towards the out of the plane … was pulled back in by other passengers,” Todd Bauer, the father of one of the passengers, told WACU. It is not known if the victim is the same woman who was nearly drawn out of the window.

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Emergency services scrambled to the scene after the aircraft made an emergency landing at around 11am (1am AEST). Passenger Amanda Bourman told the AP that she saw emergency medical workers using a defibrillator to help a woman who was taken off the plane after it landed. The New York resident said she was seated near the back of the plane and was asleep when she heard a loud noise. A Southwest Airlines plane sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Federal Aviation Administration says the flight from New York to Dallas made an emergency landing after the crew reported damage to one of the engines, as well as the fuselage and at least one window. (AP Photo/Corey Perrine)

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A Southwest Airlines plane sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Federal Aviation Administration says the flight from New York to Dallas made an emergency landing after the crew reported damage to one of the engines, as well as the fuselage and at least one window. (AP Photo/Corey Perrine)Source:AP
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She said the plane was fairly quiet because everyone was wearing an oxygen mask, while some passengers were in tears and others shouted words of encouragement. FOX 29 reported that 12 passengers required medical treatment. News helicopter footage showed damage to the left engine of the plane and the tarmac covered on foam from fire crews. Passenger Marty Martinez did a brief Facebook Live posting with the caption “Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!!” He said “there was blood everywhere” on-board. “First there was an explosion almost immediately, the oxygen masks came down and within a matter of 10 seconds, the engine then hit a window and busted it wide open,” he said.

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The Philadelphia airport tweeted that flight 1380 “landed safely at PHL and passengers are being brought into the terminal.” Flight 1380 was carrying 143 passengers and five crew members. Southwest said it was investigating the incident. “We are in the process of gathering more information,” the statement said. “Safety is always our top priority at Southwest Airlines, and we are working diligently to support our customers and crews at this time.” The plane iwas powered by CFM56 engines, which are made by CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric and France’s Safran.

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CFM, the sole supplier of engines for 737-700 planes, are yet to comment. The National Transportation Safety Board conducted an investigation of a similar Southwest incident in 2016 involving the same type of engine. In that incident, a fan blade snapped off a Southwest 737-700 engine mid-flight, sending debris slamming into the plane and damaging the fuselage, wing and tail. NTSB investigators later found evidence of a crack consistent with metal fatigue on the titanium-alloy blade. No one on the plane was hurt.

    

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