Woman partially ejected from Southwest plane window mid-flight
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday after a piece of an engine broke a window, partially sucking a woman out of the window.
According to NBC2, a passenger's father, Todd Baur, said the jet violently depressurized after an engine piece broke a window, partially sucking a female passenger out of the window when it imploded. She was pulled back into the plane by others and was rushed to a Philadelphia hospital.
The flight was headed for Dallas when it made an emergency landing at the Philadelphia International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, after leaving LaGuardia Airport in New York City.
Firefighters assisted passengers off the plane, some of which using crutches. Passengers shared photos of the plane's engine with major damage.
One passenger took to Facebook live during the incident, showing him trying to secure his oxygen mask while filming.
"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!!"