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Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing, 1 passenger 'partially sucked' out of craft: reports

A Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday made an emergency landing in Philadelphia, because of an obvious engine failure, with on passenger nearly being sucked out of the plane, in line with a record. Television photos from CBS News of the craft which was en route to Dallas from New York, showed damage to the plane's left engine. Fox News reported that a passenger was "partially sucked" out of the plane after the engine exploded in midair, comprising probably the most passenger home windows in the procedure. A record from NBC local channel four News in New York, said the plane landed ahead of noon. Shares of Southwest Airlines Co. LUV, -0.86% had been down 0.6% in afternoon industry, even though little changed from its level intraday ahead of the reviews. Shares of the airline company are down 16.five% up to now this yr, when compared with a achieve of 0.3% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.86% and a upward push of 1.2% for the broad-market S&P 500 index SPX, +1.04% over the same period. Southwest Flight 1380 had 143 passengers and five team aboard, in line with reviews. One passenger, figuring out himself as Marty Martinez, used Facebook Inc.'s FB, +2.03% video function to record the landing, Facebook Live posting it with the caption "Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down!" Another individual figuring out themselves via Twitter as Joe Marcus, tweeted a photo of what appears to be the plane's badly damaged left engine. The incident for Southwest comes as many have noted that the airline operated has maintained a fairly exemplary protection document during its more than 50 yr in industry, boasting more than 1.3 million flights a yr, in line with a 2016 blog from The Points Guy. At least one passenger was taken to the hospital and several reported injuries, in line with Fox News.