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.
EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT: Check out this photo from Joe Marcus via twitter–a passenger on the Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 that just made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/fLk42M1kew
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) April 17, 2018
Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas reportedly makes an emergency landing in Philly. "It appears we are going down!" one passenger posts while on Facebook Live. https://t.co/vSkjbbYDHB pic.twitter.com/roSocAX7YR
— Brandon Longo (@brandonlongo) April 17, 2018
#Breaking: Father of passenger tells NBC10 engine on Southwest plane blew and a passenger was hit by shrapnel that came into the plane.
Flight from New York to Dallas made emergency landing in Philadelphia. https://t.co/x6rnYw9taM?? pic.twitter.com/uXGebnUMrM
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) April 17, 2018