Trump hosts heroes of Southwest jet accident, praises their courage

02 May, 2018, 01:32 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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President Donald Trump is meeting the crew and passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight forced into an emergency landing after an engine exploded over Berks County, damaging the fuselage and critically injuring a passenger who was partially sucked out of a window broken by shrapnel. "We send our prayers to Jennifer's husband and their two handsome young children", Trump said, adding, "She must've been a fantastic woman".

Around 11:20 a.m., the plane landed in Philadelphia to applause from passengers who informed their friends and families by phone that they were OK.

Chavez claims to be suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.

Chavez had to make contact with her children to tell them she might die on the plane, adding to the distress of the situation, the lawsuit said.

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The incident aboard Southwest Flight 1380 marked the first instance of a passenger dying onboard a USA commercial airline in almost 10 years.

It describes how Chavez "prayed and feared for her life" and heard other passengers calling their loved ones to say their final goodbyes.

The Boeing 737-700 was on its way to Dallas from New York City, but made an emergency landing in Philadelphia about 40 minutes into the flight, according to CNN.

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The plane, a Boeing 737 bound from NY to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia as passengers breathing through oxygen masks that dropped from the ceiling prayed and braced for impact.

"Everybody's talking about it".

"The actions of the crew and passengers of Southwest Flight 1380 show the great character of our nation".

She would go on to become one of the first women fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy. Investigators believe cracks caused a fan blade on Flight 1380 to break off and trigger the deadly engine breakup, though a final determination on the cause of the accident is likely a year or more away.

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