Deming, New Mexico serviceman was a passenger on Southwest Airlines flight

Marco Green
April 21, 2018

"The amount of heroes on that flight was just remarkable, as soon as everything started unfolding, it was passengers near her seat that sprang into action", he said. Many said they feared the plane was going to crash.

"She encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone, looked over my resume and really pushed me", said Ms Muffoletto, who eventually became a sought-out lobbyist in the New Mexico Statehouse. More than 150 of those have already been checked by operators, it said.

When NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt was asked if he is concerned about the safety of all 737 planes, he responded "We are very concerned about this particular event, why did this happen?"

He doesn't know how long it took before the plane landed.

He says the leading edge of the left wing suffered damage after the plane blew an engine at 30,000 feet Tuesday and got hit by shrapnel.

The fireman who tried to save Southwest Airlines passenger Jennifer Riordan spoke out on CNN's "New Day" Friday and said he was inspired by God to step in and help.

The twin-engine Boeing 737 that left NY with 149 people board was hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, killing a passenger and injuring seven others.

Friend Racheal Russo said Shults "loved" her military career and says she learned by overcoming obstacles things as a woman in a male-dominated field.

At the time of her death, Mrs Riordan was a vice president for community relations with Wells Fargo.

Witnesses told the press that they saw the woman passenger being sucked out the broken window with fellow passengers trying to hold her in the plane as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling of the plane.

Needum, a Texas firefighter, said he heard commotion behind him and his wife nodded that it was OK to leave her and try to save Riordan. Several large pieces of debris have been found in the Bernville area of Berks County.

The FAA directive comes as a result of a service bulletin issued earlier Friday by the engine's manufacturer as well as information gathered from the investigation of Southwest Flight 1380.

USA aviation regulators have ordered emergency inspections of one of the world's most popular jet engines after the fatal accident this week on a Southwest Airlines plane. "And that's just a wonderful gift, just an angel, and now hopefully she's somebody's guardian angel", said Riordan.

Family members are mourning a Vermont native and mother of two who died Tuesday on a Southwest Airlines flight.

Riordan was pronounced dead at a hospital from blunt trauma to her head, neck and torso, a spokesman for the Philadelphia Department of Health announced April 19.

"I couldn't pull her in", Mr McGinty told reporters....

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