Southwest Issues Statement on Plane’s Emergency Landing

Wochit - April 17, 2018

Tuesday Southwest Airlines released a statement on one of its planes which made an emergency landing in the city of Philadelphia after an engine failed and caused an explosion that sent shrapnel into the cabin.

One passenger died as a result of the accident on Flight 1380 from New York to Dallas and seven others received minor injuries.

The airline said, "The entire Southwest Airlines Family is devastated and extends its deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the Customers, employees, family members and loved ones affected by this tragic event." The deceased passenger has not yet been identified..

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