Passengers Share Footage After Woman Sucked Out Of Plane Window

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Footage has emerged of the Southwest Airlines flight which made a terrifying emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine failure.

Officials said today (Tuesday) that one passenger was confirmed to have died after the emergency landing, with a handful of people receiving minor injuries.

And now more footage has emerged of the flight in which the woman was sucked out of a plane window after an engine exploded.

Eyewitnesses have said the freak incident happened on a Southwest Airlines 737 which was flying from La Guardia in New York to Dallas on Tuesday morning.

They said the blast happened not long after take-off, and that a piece of shrapnel flew off the engine before it pierced the cabin window.

The jet was forced to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport at 11.20am.

The shrapnel pierced the window, and resulted in a female passenger being sucked out through the hole by a sudden and violent depressurisation, with other passengers ‘scrambling’ to get her back inside.

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One passenger, Todd Baur, told NBC 10:

One passenger, a woman, was partially… was drawn out towards the out of the plane… was pulled back in by other passengers.

Todd said the woman was rushed off the plane as soon as it landed for medical attention.

Another passenger, Marty Martinez, took to Facebook during the incident, and posted a Facebook Live with the caption ‘Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!’

He also shared shaky footage of the aircraft’s cabin:

Posted by Marty Martinez on Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A spokesman for Philadelphia International Airport said:

Southwest Airlines flight 1380, which departed LaGuardia for Dallas Love Field (DAL), diverted to PHL because of an operational event.

The plane landed safely.

No slides were deployed. At this time, passengers are coming down a mobile stairway and are being bussed to the terminal.

A spokesman for Southwest Airlines said:

Safety is always our top priority at Southwest Airlines, and we are working diligently to support our customers and crews at this time.

The Federal Aviation Administration said:

The FAA is investigating the incident and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.

One passenger said the woman was rushed off the plane as soon as it landed for medical attention.

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Another passenger, Marty Martinez, took to Facebook during the incident, and posted a Facebook Live with the caption ‘Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!’

Mr Martinez told CBS after the incident that he thought he was recording his ‘last moments’ – saying there was ‘blood everywhere’.

A handful of passengers filmed themselves breathing through oxygen masks after the explosion, which occurred at a terrifying 32,500 ft.