LaGuardia-to-Dallas flight makes emergency landing in Philadelphia

Philadelphia   An engine cover blew off causing major damage to A Dallas bound flight that just took off from LGA airport.  As of 12:25 PM there are ten people injured with 1 ins serious condition with head trauma.  Some parts of the engine blew into the plane.

The engine issue happened at 31,684 feet, 18 minutes after takeoff from LGA airport and just after flying over Allentown, PA

The airplane is an 18-year-old plane and it’s unclear when the last maintenance check took place.

Southwest flight #1380 landed 18 minutes after declaring an emergency landing. The pilot requested an immediate landing and was given clearance to land at the nearest airport which was Philadelphia.

 

 

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