Engine Explodes On Southwest Flight

Posted at 12:59 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 12:59:56-04

PHILADELPHIA (NBC Philadelphia) – A Southwest flight from LaGuardia to Dallas Love had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines exploded.

The plane landed safely but passengers told news outlets that the explosion knocked out a window. 

According to NBC Philadelphia, the jet violently depressurized when a piece of an engine flew into and broke a window, a passenger’s father tells NBC10.

The father, Todd Baur, said that a female passenger was partially sucked out of the plane when the window imploded.

“One passenger, a woman, was partially … was drawn out towards the out of the plane … was pulled back in by other passengers," he said in a phone interview with NBC10.

"Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!!" Facebook user Marty Martinez wrote. He then added, "We are bracing for landing!!"