Yesterday was a horrible tragedy, as an engine exploded midair on a Southwest flight and a passenger died. Amazingly the pilot, Tammie Jo Shults, was able to land the plane safely without anymore injuries.
"We have a part of the aircraft missing": Listen to the dramatic communications between the pilot of Southwest flight 1380 and air traffic control as plane from NYC comes into Philadelphia for emergency landing https://t.co/CgWfJH1DhY pic.twitter.com/QKmWOXNJ0r— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) April 17, 2018
Tammie Jo was able to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
She was also an amazing Navy pilot of fighter jets!
The engine exploded in midair and a woman was being sucked out of the cabin. Pilot Tammie Jo Shults, 1 of the Navy's 1st female fighter pilots & 1st to fly an F/A-18, kept her cool, safely landing a Boeing 737 #Southwest jetliner full of passengers https://t.co/ux0DVjfOXj pic.twitter.com/BspunP6f36— David Beard (@dabeard) April 18, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the person who died.
From @AP about one of the Southwest pilots in today's flight:— Elizabeth Dinh (@ElizabethKPTV) April 18, 2018
"Passengers commended one of the pilots, Tammie Jo Shults, for her cool-headed handling of the emergency. She walked through the aisle and talked with passengers to make sure they were OK after the plane touched down."