How Southwest Flight 1380’s Pilots Landed With a Blown Engine

A Southwest Airlines flight flying from New York City to Dallas turned terrifying this morning, when the left-side engine failed at 31,000 feet. Debris from the engine, which appears to have exploded, punctured the fuselage, leading to the violent depressurization of the cabin. Oxygen masks above every passenger dropped from the ceiling of the plane, and the pilots also quickly descended the Boeing 737 to below 10,000 feet, where the 143 passengers and five crew could breathe, before making an emergency landing about 15 minutes later, in Philadelphia. The National…

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