Southwest Airlines plane engine explodes midair

One person was killed and seven others injured Tuesday when the left engine of Southwest Airlines flight 1380 exploded midair.

The flight was headed from New York to Dallas’ Love Field airport. The plane was able to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International airport around 11:27 a.m.

This image created by Michael Hogue (@MichaelHogueDMN) illustrates what happened.
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Southwest released a statement to extend their sympathy for the accident.

“We are deeply saddened to confirm that there is one fatality resulting from this accident. The entire Southwest Airlines Family is devastated and extends its deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the Customers, employees, family members and loved ones affected by this tragic event. We have activated our emergency response team and are deploying every resource to support those affected by this tragedy.”

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