Woman Who Was Partially Sucked Out Of Southwest Jet After Violent Depressurization Has Died

Woman Who Was Partially Sucked Out Of Southwest Jet After Violent Depressurization Has Died

Update: the women who was partially sucked out of the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 has died, according to the NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, sending the stock of LUV sliding:

  • NTSB SAYS ONE PASSENGER ON SOUTHWEST FLIGHT HAS DIED
  • NTSB: DEATH IS FIRST FATALITY ON U.S. AIRLINE IN 9 YEARS
  • NTSB CHAIRMAN ROBERT SUMWALT SPEAKS AT NEWS CONFERENCE

According to Sumwalt’s press conference, an NTSB go team is sending specialists with expertise in power plants, air worthiness, survival factors and operations to begin an immediate investigation. At that point the engine will be shipped offsite to do detailed “teardown” examination.

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Earlier

A woman was partially sucked out of a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight after a piece of the jet’s engine flew into and broke a window, according to the father of a passenger, who told NBC10 of the incident.

The Boeing 737 was then forced to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport Tuesday with part of the covering from its left engine ripped off and a window damaged. Neither the airline nor the Federal Aviation Administration explained what went wrong.

Passenger Marty Martinez told CBSN from the plane that a woman was injured and was taken off the plane.  “There was blood everywhere,” Martinez told CBSN’s Anne-Marie Green.

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