A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after something went wrong with the plane. Flight 1380 left LaGuardia Airport in New York City and was en route to Dallas when the problem occurred. The source of the problem has not yet been confirmed.
In the second photo you can see that a passenger window on the plane appears to be broken out. There are unconfirmed, late-breaking reports that a woman was injured when she was partially sucked out of the window during landing. This witness account has not been confirmed as of yet.
Action News Philly (6abc) reports, the Boeing 737 jet was carrying 143 passengers and five crew members. The airport released the following statement.
“Southwest Airlines light 1380, which departed LaGuardia for Dallas Love Field (DAL), diverted to PHL because of an operational event. The [plane landed safely. No slides were deployed. At this time, passengers are coming down a mobile stairway and are being bussed to the terminal. PHL Flights continue to arrive and depart but passengers should expect delays.”
Southwest Airlines issued the following statement:
“We are aware that Southwest flight #1380 from New York LaGuardia (LGA) to Dallas love Field (DAL) has diverted to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). We are in the process of transporting customers and crew into the terminal. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, has 143 customers and five crew members on board. We are in the process of gathering more information. Safety is always our top priority at Southwest Airlines, and we are working diligently to support our customers and crews at this time.”