Reports indicate an engine issue forced a Southwest Airlines flight out of LaGuardia Airport in New York to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia. Flight 1380 had been headed to Dallas Love Field before the apparent issue forced it to the ground. NBC Philadelphia has shared helicopter images showing stairs pulled up to one side of the plane and a liquid of some kind on the tarmac. Over a dozen firefighters and emergency vehicles are on the scene.
A spokesperson confirmed almost 150 people were on Flight 1380 when it diverted to Philadelphia International Airport this morning. The Dallas-based airline isn't sure what caused the problem, but promises safety is their first priority. Pictures on social media show an engine which appeared to have blown along with a window. There are also social media posts about injuries, but Philadelphia police and fire have not commented.
Update: Passengers on a Southwest Airlines jet that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday tried to save a woman who was partially sucked out a window. They managed to pull the woman back in, but Jennifer Riordan was badly hurt and didn't survive. The 43-year-old was married, had two young children and lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she was a Wells Fargo Bank executive. The plane was en route from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Dallas when an engine blew and flying shrapnel shattered a window ten rows back where Riordan was seated.