Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing, 1 passenger 'partially sucked' out of craf

A Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday made an emergency landing in Philadelphia, due to an apparent engine failure, with on passenger nearly being sucked out of the plane, according to a report. Television footage from CBS News of the craft which was en route to Dallas from New York, showed damage to the plane’s left engine. Fox News reported that a passenger was "partially sucked" out of the plane after the engine exploded in midair, comprising one of the passenger windows as shrapnel from the blast cracked the glass. A report from NBC local channel 4 News in New York, said the plane landed before noon. "Shrapnel hit the window causing a serious injury. No other details about that. Several medical personnel on the flight tended to the injured passenger," Kristopher Johnson, a passenger on the flight, told CNN. Shares of Southwest Airlines Co.
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were down about 1% in afternoon trading. Shares of the airline company are down 16.5% so far this year, compared with a gain of 0.3% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average
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and a rise of 1.2% for the broad-market S&P 500 index
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over the same period. Southwest Flight 1380 had 143 passengers and five crew aboard, according to reports. One passenger, identifying himself as Marty Martinez, used Facebook Inc.’s
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video feature to document the landing, Facebook Live posting it with the caption "Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down!" Another person identifying themselves via Twitter as Joe Marcus, tweeted a photo of what appears to be the plane’s badly damaged left engine. The incident for Southwest comes as many have noted that the airline operated has maintained a fairly exemplary safety record during its more than 50-year history, boasting more than 1.3 million flights a year, according to a 2016 blog from The Points Guy. At least one passenger was taken to the hospital and several reported injuries, according to Fox News.

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