Alaska Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Honolulu

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According to the suit, Chavez suffered physical injuries from the flight, as she was seated three rows behind the smashed window that killed passenger Jennifer Riordan.

Passenger Jennifer Riordan was partially sucked out of the plane when debris moving at high speeds blew out the window.

The complaint alleges that the airline's failure "to timely divert the flight and make an emergency landing denied Brittany the ability and opportunity to receive proper medical care in a timely manner, resulting in her death".

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 was headed from NY to Dallas with 149 people on board in April when it was forced to land in Philadelphia after an engine on the Boeing 737 exploded at 30,000 feet. 737-700. Federal investigators found signs of metal fatigue where the blade broke off.

Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the Navy who was flying the Southwest plane, Flight 1380, with 144 passengers, was hailed as a hero for her calm and focused demeanor during the emergency.

The airline says the pilots throttled down one engine of the plane and declared an emergency as they approached the islands.

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"Our families called us after we landed in light of the fact that they found out about something was going ahead on the news". He also wanted to meet passengers who assisted other travelers.

The incident marked the first fatality on a US commercial passenger airline since 2009. Included in the envelope was a check for $5,000 to cover immediate financial needs and a travel voucher worth $1,000.

"It gets money in the hands of people that need counseling or something", Schiavo said.

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said that a fatigue fracture likely caused the engine to fail, but that it would have been hard to detect.

This accident happened two days after the plane passed visual inspections, according to The New York Times.