Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Philadelphia

A Southwest Airlines plane en route from New York to Dallas made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday morning after an engine blew in flight, authorities said.

143 passengers and five crew members were on board, according to Southwest.

At least one person, believed to be a woman based on passenger accounts on social media, was injured by shrapnel that pierced the aircraft’s body after the engine exploded. Officials have not commented on injuries, but did say that the plane landed safely and that most passengers were being bused to the terminal after getting off on the runway.

According to Flightaware.com, the jet was approaching Central Pennsylvania when it diverted to Philadelphia International Airport.

The plane is a Boeing 737-700 that went into service in 2000.
Southwest said in a statement that it was “gathering more information” about the incident.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

at :23 seems like someone taking off hat- frum person?