Engine EXPLODES On Southwest Flight From LaGuardia to Dallas; Passenger Partially Sucked Out Of Window

A Southwest Airlines flight from New York’s La Guardia Airport to Dallas made an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport Tuesday with part of the covering from its left engine ripped off.

Marty Martinez, a passenger on the flight, posted a video on his personal Facebook page stating he was “recording his last moments.” Martinez told CBS News there was “blood everywhere” on the aircraft.

WCAU reported the passenger who was hit by shrapnel was taken off the plane by being pulled through the aircraft’s window.

NBC10 reported that the shrapnel broke a window on the plane, and nearly sucked a female passenger out of the plane.

Passengers walked off the plane on the tarmac at the airport.


News helicopter footage showed damage to the left engine of the plane and the tarmac covered on foam from fire crews.

Passenger Marty Martinez did a brief Facebook Live posting with the caption “Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!!”

The Philadelphia airport tweeted that flight 1380 “landed safely at PHL and passengers are being brought into the terminal.” No other details were given.

Tracking data from FlightAware.com shows the flight was heading west over New York’s southern tier when it abruptly turned toward Philadelphia.

Messages seeking comment from the Federal Aviation Administration wasn’t immediately returned.

Firefighters were on the scene but a spokeswoman couldn’t immediately provide any details.

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Matt Tranchin@mtranchin

If this ends up being the opening scene to Final Destination 13, I’m going to be really salty.

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