Southwest Airlines flight 1380 from New York LaGuardia to Dallas Love Field made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after blowing an engine.
The Boeing 737-700 with 143 passengers and five crew onboard landed safely. But the engine is a mess. And reportedly “Shrapnel hit the window causing a serious injury.” One passenger said “there was bloody everywhere.”
An individual, presumably the one ‘hit by shrapnel’ was taken to the hospital and “a large amount of fluid, possibly jet fuel, was seen under and trailing behind the left side of the plane.”
— Joe Marcus (@joeasaprap) April 17, 2018
Here’s the aircraft on the ground surrounded by emergency vehicles:
Passengers can be seen calmly deplaning the Southwest plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia moments ago (Source: WPVI) pic.twitter.com/pA7QVzVHHW
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) April 17, 2018
The Philadelphia airport is operating, but expect delays.
.@SouthwestAir flight #1380 update: Flight from LGA to Dallas Love Field landed safely at PHL and passengers are being brought into the terminal. Flights are departing and arriving but passengers should expect delays. Check flight status with your airline.
— PHLAirport (@PHLAirport) April 17, 2018
Early reports on incidents are notoriously incomplete, so this story is definitely “developing.”