One passenger died and seven more were injured after a Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at an altitude of about 30,000 feet on a Tuesday flight from New York to Dallas. The AP reports that the victims were hurt after engine shrapnel smashed a window and damaged the plane's fuselage, forcing an emergency landing in Philadelphia. “I just remember holding my husband’s hand, and we just prayed and prayed and prayed,” said passenger Amanda Bourman of New York. “And the thoughts that were going through my head, of course, were about my daughters, just wanting to see them again and give them a big hug so they wouldn’t grow up without parents.” The fatality marks the first aboard a U.S. airliner since 2009, when 50 people were killed after a Continental Express flight went down outside Buffalo, New York.
Here is a live stream from from one of the passenger on that flight as it was going down!