Southwest Airlines Being Sued After Fatal Flight

Southwest Airlines Being Sued After Fatal Flight

By Felipe I Santiago

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Back in April, flight 1380 had to make an emergency landing in Philly when an engine broke apart, shattering a window of the plane in the cabin. The pressure of the cabin window being broken partially sucked passenger Jennifer Riordan out of the plane. She later died from her injuries.

Some surviving passengers have now come together to sue the Southwest airline. All 9 passengers claim to be suffering from PTSD after the flight, with some claiming to deal with non-specified physical injures. The passengers say in the lawsuit that the emergency landing forced them to “confront their greatest fear, the overwhelming horror of being trapped in a plane about to crash.”

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