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Southwest Airlines Mid-Air Blast: Tense Moments Captured

World | Associated Press | April 19, 2018, 3:05 pm
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 Passengers are seen using the emergency masks after a jet engine blew out on the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 plane on April 18. (Image: AP)

Passengers are seen using the emergency masks after a jet engine blew out on the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 plane on April 18. (Image: AP)

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 Marty Martinez takes photos of the passengers moments after the mid-air explosion. (Image: AP)

Marty Martinez takes photos of the passengers moments after the mid-air explosion. (Image: AP)

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 Tammie Jo Shults was the captain and piloting the Dallas-bound Flight 1380. Pilots were lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing. (Image: AP)

Tammie Jo Shults was the captain and piloting the Dallas-bound Flight 1380. Pilots were lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing. (Image: AP)

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 Jennifer Riordan, who was sitting in the window seat, was flying home from a business trip. She was blown out of the explosion and later died. Family, friends and community leaders are mourning her death. (Image: AP)

Jennifer Riordan, who was sitting in the window seat, was flying home from a business trip. She was blown out of the explosion and later died. Family, friends and community leaders are mourning her death. (Image: AP)

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 Photo of the window that was shattered after a jet engine of a Southwest Airlines aircraft blew out at altitude. (Image: AP)

Photo of the window that was shattered after a jet engine of a Southwest Airlines aircraft blew out at altitude. (Image: AP)

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 Jim Demetros hugs his wife Cindy as she arrives from their home in Connecticut at Philadelphia International Airport. (Image: AP)

Jim Demetros hugs his wife Cindy as she arrives from their home in Connecticut at Philadelphia International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 Photo of the window that was shattered after a jet engine of a Southwest Airlines aeroplane blew out at altitude. (Image: AP)

Photo of the window that was shattered after a jet engine of a Southwest Airlines aeroplane blew out at altitude. (Image: AP)

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 A Southwest Airlines plane sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing. (Image: AP)

A Southwest Airlines plane sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing. (Image: AP)

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 National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine the damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane. (Image: AP)

National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine the damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane. (Image: AP)

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 The engine on a Southwest Airlines plane is inspected. (Image: AP)

The engine on a Southwest Airlines plane is inspected. (Image: AP)

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 A National Transportation Safety Board investigator photographs a piece of debris that landed in Penn Township. (Image: AP)

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator photographs a piece of debris that landed in Penn Township. (Image: AP)

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 A Southwest Airlines plane sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing. (Image: AP)

A Southwest Airlines plane sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing. (Image: AP)

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 National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. (Image: AP)

National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 A Southwest Airlines plane sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing. (Image: AP)

A Southwest Airlines plane sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing. (Image: AP)

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 National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. (Image: AP)

National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 Pennsylvania Game Commission employees recover a piece of the Southwest Airline engine covering that landed in Penn Township, Berks County field. (Image: AP)

Pennsylvania Game Commission employees recover a piece of the Southwest Airline engine covering that landed in Penn Township, Berks County field. (Image: AP)

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 A Southwest Airlines plane sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing. (Image: AP)

A Southwest Airlines plane sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing. (Image: AP)

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 National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. (Image: AP)

National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 Photo shows the jet engine casing of a Southwest Airlines aircraft. (Image: AP)

Photo shows the jet engine casing of a Southwest Airlines aircraft. (Image: AP)

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