A nurse answered a call for help and tried to do CPR.
An engine failure on a Southwest Airlines plane turned an unremarkable trip to Dallas into a disaster on Tuesday.
That, in turn, is making it harder for investigators to be certain whether the engine that exploded on a Boeing 737 on Tuesday was part of a group being targeted for inspection, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
"The fan blade, it separated in two places", said Robert Sumwalt, Chairman of the NTSB. "We're stunned. My heart breaks for Michael", Marianne Riordan said. "We will do all that we can to support them during this very hard time".
In this 2017 photo, Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, N.M., poses for a photo in Albuquerque. "She was much more than a statistic", Marianne Riordan, the Wells Fargo executive's sister-in-law, told the Herald yesterday from her home in Williston, Vt.
Over the next 20 minutes, the depressurized cabin air swirled with wind and debris, panic and prayers as the pilot rerouted the plane to Philadelphia for an emergency landing.
"They did their jobs superbly", Kelly said. "Jennifer, I already miss you". "I walked up here and said 'that ain't a swimming pool" he explained. But I am. I am. She said that even though Jennifer did not survive, his actions mean a great deal to her family.
Tranchin told 6-ABC the crew was frantically trying to plug a hole left when a window shattered. He did say that there were no other holes in the cabin.
Pressure for the FAA to act grew after an engine on a Southwest plane blew apart on Tuesday, showering the aircraft with debris and shattering a window.
Shrapnel from the shredded engine smashed the window next to her causing rapid decompression in the cabin that almost blasted her out of the jet. No other details about that.
"Injured passengers, okay, and is your airplane physically on fire?" asks a male voice in the tower, according to a recording released by officials. That number could be higher now because more engines have hit the number of flights triggering an inspection.
Shults was commended by passengers for her cool-headed handling of the emergency. And meanwhile, there was blood all over this man's hands. "We're going to do this!'" Bourman said.
Feds were already investigating Southwest jet engines
Needum said he was surrounded on the plane by family members when they heard a "loud pop".
Martinez said he didn't think he would survive.
The entire incident, he said, lasted 22 minutes.
"We could feel the air from the outside coming in, and then we had smoke kind of coming in the window". "That was just chaos all around".
The plane from NY to Dallas landed in Philadelphia.
He only said the pilots seemed "very calm and assured of what they were doing". Engines with fewer cycles would have had to be inspected within 18 months.
He said he paid $8 to connect to WiFi as the plane was going down in order to say his goodbyes. Listen to the instructions carefully to avoid passing out during an emergency landing. "Right now, we just want to document everything that we can". Seven others were treated for minor injuries, though it's not clear whether any happened because the passengers wore their masks wrong. Minimal flight disruptions may result, it said.
Sumwalt said part of the inquiry will look at the CFM International 56 turbofan engine.
On Wednesday, the FAA said it would issue a directive in the next two weeks to require ultrasonic inspections of fan blades on some CFM56-7B engines after they reach a certain number of takeoffs and landings.
Investigators' initial findings suggest a fan blade snapped off as the jet flew at cruising altitude.
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