Southwest Airlines 737 Suffers Uncontained Engine Failure | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-

Airborne Unlimited-

AMA Drone Report-

Airborne Unlimited-

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-07.15.19

Airborne UnManned-07.16.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.10.19

AMA Drone Report-07.11.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.12.19


Airborne Unlimited-07.15.19

Airborne UnManned-07.16.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.10.19

AMA Drone Report-07.11.19

Airborne Unlimited-07.12.19

Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Southwest Airlines 737 Suffers Uncontained Engine Failure

Shrapnel From The Engine Caused A Window To Shatter, One Passenger Reportedly Pulled Partially Out Of The Airplane But Safe

A Southwest Airlines 737-700 suffered an uncontained engine failure Tuesday, and one passenger was reportedly partially pulled out of the decompressing airplane through a window that was shattered by the shrapnel from the engine.

The plane was en route from New York's LaGuardia airport to Love Field in Dallas when the incident occurred. The plane diverted to Philadelphia, where it landed safely. There were 143 passengers and five crew on board, according to the report.

The father of one of the passengers on the plane said he had been told that a woman "was partially ... drawn out towards the outside of the plane" but she was "pulled back by other passengers."

One passenger was reported to be in critical conditions with a head trauma, according to the report. Nine others suffered other injuries, but it was not known if they required hospitalization.

Passenger Marty Martinez told CBS posted several images on Facebook, saying he was "recording his last moments."

Southwest said in a statement that it was gathering additional information about the incident. "Safety is always our top priority at Southwest Airlines, and we are working diligently to support our customers and crews at this time," the airline said. "Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 landed at Philadelphia International Airport this morning after the crew reported damage to one of the aircraft's engines, as well as fuselage and at least one window."

The FAA said in a statement that it was investigating the incident, and the NTSB has been notified. Boeing tweeted that the company was aware of the incident and is "gathering more information" to provide technical assistance with the investigation.

(Top image from YouTube video uploaded by BNO News. Lower image posted to Facebook by passenger Marty Martinez)

FMI: Original report


More News

ANN Social Media Program (ANN-SMP) Expanded For Oshkosh 2019!

ANN Keeps Pushing Aviation Media (Kicking and Screaming) Further Into The 21st Century... ANN is, again, radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2019 Oshkosh >[...]

Airborne 07.12.19: 737 MAX RTS?, Virgin Galactic Merges, UK Pilot Record

Also: Teenagers Fly Sling 4, Infrastructure Grants, Turtle On The Tarmac, Focus On Aviation Safety EASA has sent a letter to the FAA and Boeing outlining five major requirements th>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.19)

Aero Linx: The 1-26 Association The Association is formed for the purpose of stimulating interest in, and promoting the sport of soaring in the Schweizer 1-26 sailplane; to establi>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.19): Formation Flight

Formation Flight More than one aircraft which, by prior arrangement between the pilots, operate as a single aircraft with regard to navigation and position reporting. Separation be>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.14.19)

“The Global 5500 aircraft offers the ultimate in performance, comfort, reliability and signature smooth ride. It is ideally suited to meet the needs of our customers on the W>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC