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Southwest airplane makes emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after engine explosion


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

Shrapnel reportedly pierced the body of the aircraft and injured at least one person. There is no word yet on the person’s condition.

Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!!

Posted by Marty Martinez on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

@SouthwestAir I want to thank the crew of SWA 1380 for a great job getting us to the ground safely after losing in engine #angelsintheskypic.twitter.com/QL0YPUp0Vj

— Kristopher Johnson (@EMMS_MrJohnson) April 17, 2018

Before the plane landed, a passenger, Marty Martinez, posted on Facebook: “Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!!”

Martinez reported that a woman on the plane apparently was injured and that a window blew open.

Based on its registration number, the plane is an 18-year-old Boeing 737.

Philadelphia International Airport issued a statement saying: “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 bused to the terminal.”

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