Southwest Gives Passengers 5K After Almost Killing Them

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspection of about 220 aircraft engines as investigators have found that a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion this week on a Southwest flight, killing a passenger. The jet involved in Tuesday's accident had been visually inspected just days beforehand.

Airline and hospital officials haven't said whether anyone experienced hypoxia on the southwest flight.

On Tuesday (Wednesday NZT), an engine on another Southwest jet exploded over Pennsylvania, and debris hit the plane. The flight from New York City to Dallas was diverted to Philadelphia International Airport.

Passengers dragged her back into the cabin, but she died at a Philadelphia hospital after the plane made an emergency landing. But not once in her 35 years as a flight attendant were the oxygen masks needed in flight, she said.

Shults was one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy.

Dramatic pictures and footage from people on board the aircraft show the damage done to the engine, as well as the window. "I'm going to send her a Christmas card, I'm going to tell you that, with a gift certificate for getting me on the ground". Watch the full tape of the Southwest emergency landing video below as recorded by passenger Marty Martinez on his iPhone. "That lady, I applaud her", said Alfred Tumlinson, of Corpus Christi, Texas.

According to the FAA, the masks are capable of giving passengers enough oxygen to prevent oxygen deficiencies in emergencies up to 40,000 feet, SF Gate reported. "I can't imagine what they're going through".

Peggy Phillips spoke to WFAA-TV upon her arrival in Dallas Tuesday night.

The family called Riordan their "bedrock" and asked those mourning her passing to "be kind, caring and sharing" in her honor.

Investigators said the blade that broke off mid-flight and triggered the fatal accident was showing signs of metal fatigue - microscopic cracks from repeated use.

In both cases, metal fatigue appears to have led to a blade breaking and being ejected forward out of the engine, the National Transportation Safety Board told reporters this week.

In August, the FAA proposed making the recommendation mandatory.

Southwest Airlines has sent passengers of Flight 1380 letters of apology and $5,000 after an engine failure sucked a passenger through a window and killed her. "Any blades that fail the inspection will have to be replaced".

He says many of the affected passengers were not using the masks correctly, which is like not having a mask at all.

Jennifer Riordan's family said in a statement that the 43-year-old community leader died Tuesday on a plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. It is the world's largest operator of the 737.

United CEO Oscar Munoz said inspections had begun recently and would occur throughout the course of the year. It will not be clear until the FAA issues its rule how many will need inspections. It compares a stock's price per share to the stock's earnings per share.

Other airlines also said in written comments in October that their costs in time and money would be higher than regulators initially expected, in part because the airlines did not closely track the fan blades used in their engines.

  • Monte Muniz