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Passengers On Deadly Southwest Flight Receive $5000 Checks

Serious damages were caused to the plane as the engine failed and an emergency landing forced Serious damages were caused to the plane as the engine failed and an emergency landing forced
Frascuelo Febo | Abril 22, 2018, 01:55

Needum, who has been described as a hero for his efforts to save Riordan, said he was helping a young woman with an infant in her lap put on their masks when he heard a commotion six or seven rows behind him.

The company verified the report, telling HuffPost in an email on Friday: "Ours is a company and culture built on relationships".

Jennifer Riordan died after debris destroyed the window next to her, causing the mother of two to be partially sucked through the opening. National Transportation and Safety Board officials said a piece of the engine covering was found in nearby Bernville Tuesday.

Pilot Tammie Jo Shults, who was previously a Navy fighter pilot, had to make an emergency landing after an engine explosion; Linda Maloney, a friend and former combat pilot, shares details on 'The Story'.

Federal airline inspectors are looking into ordering new inspections of the fan blades used by jet engines after initial analysis revealed it to be the component that failed 20 minutes after takeoff.

In addition to the money, passengers will also receive a $1,000 travel voucher, the letter said.

Captain Deeds expects a memo to be sent to all airlines about this. He was one of at least three passengers who said they received the letter.

Investigators said the blade that broke off mid-flight and triggered the fatal accident was showing signs of metal fatigue - microscopic cracks from repeated use.

Southwest and other airlines in their responses in October objected to a call by CFM to complete all inspections within 12 months. American Airlines said it has inspected blades on the oldest affected engines, and United Airlines said it has started inspecting its 737s.

Experts say they expect the industry to police itself and stress the importance of not only grabbing the mask, but using it the right way.

"So GE provides the guidelines for maintenance inspections and repairs over the life of the engines", he said.

Southwest had previously balked at the engine manufacturer's recommendation for quicker inspections of the fan blades, The Associated Press reported.

"No, it's not on fire, but part of it's missing", Shults said, pausing for a moment. Had the engine blown when the plane was higher, the passengers might not have survived, Mr Laurie warned. The FAA said on Wednesday it would finalize the airworthiness directive it had proposed in August within two weeks.

"We value you as our customer and hope you will allow us another opportunity to restore your confidence in Southwest as the airline you can count on for your travel needs", Siwatu's letter said.

"Injured passengers, OK, and is your airplane physically on fire?" asked the air traffic controller.

The disaster occurred at 30,000 feet above ground, and the average passenger plane has a cruising altitude of between 30,000 to 40,000ft, an altitude at which humans cannot breathe properly and don't get enough oxygen.

"If you can possibly imagine going through the window of an airplane at about 600 miles per hour and hitting either the fuselage or the wing with your body, with your face, then I think I can probably tell you there was significant trauma", Peggy Phillips, the nurse who performed CPR on Riordan told ABC.