VIDEO: Details on Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing in Philadelphia

April 18, 2018 ,   Accidents

One person was killed and 7 others injured on Tuesday, April 17, after a Southwest Airlines plane engine exploded midair.

Flight 1380, headed from LaGuardia Airport, New York City to Dallas Love Field, made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport at around 11:20 a.m. The jet was flying with 144 passengers and 5 crew members onboard.

The death was the first passenger fatality on a United States airline since 2009, when 49 people onboard and 1 on the ground were killed in a crash of Continental Express plane close to Buffalo, New York. 

One of the engines experienced fuel leak when firefighters arrived on the scene, and a small fire was brought under control.

The plane made the emergency landing after the crew reported damage to one of plane's engines, the fuselage and at least 1 window. 

A female passenger was "partially sucked out" of Boeing 373's window when the engine exploded and shrapnel from it smashed a window.