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SW 1380 one passenger dead: Uncontained engine failure and emergency landing at PHL

SW 1380 one passenger dead: Uncontained engine failure and emergency landing at PHL

Old Apr 17, 18, 10:08 am
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SW 1380 one passenger dead: Uncontained engine failure and emergency landing at PHL

http://abc13.com/southwest-plane-mak...t-phl/3356220/

Also saw it reported on one of the big 3 networks. They reported it could have been an uncontained engine failure. Again it's early and that was from them.

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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:14 am
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Philadelphia Inquirer says shrapnel penetrated the fuselage, injured at least 1.

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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:33 am
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Other media accounts say a window was blown open by engine debris and one channel reporting that psgr next to window had to be held in. The generally loose seatbelt latches have always made me wonder how well they would hold in a crisis. Many let belt material slip thru the latch mechanism without much resistance.
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:36 am
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Passenger speaking on CNN said air masks came down but the landing was controlled...doesn't sound like a window went out
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Live coverage. http://6abc.com/live/
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I was in an elevator and the news ticket screen in there said therewas a piece of engine that came through a window and caused “violent decompression.”
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:51 am
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Plane makes emergency landing in Philadelphia - ABC News
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Old Apr 17, 18, 11:05 am
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Frightening.
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Old Apr 17, 18, 11:08 am
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Now this is genuinely scary if you sat next to that window.
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Old Apr 17, 18, 11:16 am
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Photos of plane exterior on MSNBC show what appears to be one window at rear of, or just behind wing on left (port) side of plane virtually gone. Passengers describe "violent" depressurization, and one passenger partially ejected and pulled back by other passengers. A lot of liquid visible below and behind damaged engine, possibly fuel and/or fire suppressant from emergency response teams. PHL air traffic stopped for undetermined period.

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Old Apr 17, 18, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by seawolf View Post
Now this is genuinely scary if you sat next to that window.


CBS: Passenger Marty Martinez did a brief Facebook Live posting while wearing an oxygen mask. He posted, "Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!!"
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Facebook video is scary.
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