Southwest passengers receive checks after deadly accident

Southwest passengers receive checks after deadly accident

Robert Sumwalt is chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. "This should not happen, and we want to find out why it happened".

NBC reported that the plane was 20 minutes out from New York's LaGuardia Airport when the explosion occurred, causing the plane to divert to Philadelphia International Airport where it made an emergency landing at 11:20 a.m. The plane was carrying 144 passengers and five crew members. (NYSE: GE) and France's Safran, had issued a service bulletin following the 2016 accident recommending that airlines conduct ultrasonic inspection of some fan blades and replace those that failed.

The fan blade in the plane's left engine broke off as the plane cruised normally, a result of gradually weakening metal, the NTSB said. "It was one passenger but there was so many things happening at the same time we weren't sure". They've also recovered the airplane's cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder, and are still tracking down debris from the engine. Boeing said it is providing technical help to the investigation, with which Southwest Airlines is cooperating.

"It gets money in the hands of people that need it for counseling or something", she said.

Airline and hospital officials haven't said whether anyone experienced hypoxia on the southwest flight. Southwest said it was the first on-board passenger fatality due to an accident in its history. "The center of the fatigue origin area was about 2.1 inches aft of the forward face of the blade root".

A Southwest Airlines plane traveling to Phoenix had to make an emergency landing in Tennessee on Wednesday morning.

They added in the statement that they were working with investigators and would not be talking to the media. Even though that didn't work in Tuesday's explosion at 30,000 feet, Southwest's CEO Gary Kelly is urging restraint.

One of the passengers, Kamau Siwatu, told CNN he received a letter from Southwest this week, along with at least two other passengers, containing a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher.

A bank executive and mother of two from New Mexico has been identified as the woman who died. That number could be higher now because more engines have hit the number of flights triggering an inspection.

Passengers are calling Captain Tammie Jo Shults a hero for safely landing the plane.

A piece of the exploding engine ripped into the fuselage of the plane and shattered a window. "This never happens, and the likelihood of it happening again in your lifetime is probably remote".