Southwest uncontained engine failure, window broken, passenger partially sucked out of window... wow

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Southwest uncontained engine failure, window broken, passenger partially sucked out of window... wow

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http://www.wdel.com/news/woman-partiall ... ium=social

A Southwest Airlines flight landed safely in Philadelphia Tuesday after the jet violently depressurized when a piece of the jet's engine flew into and broke a window, a passenger's father told NBC10.

The father, Todd Baur, said that a female passenger was partially sucked out of the plane.
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Wow.

Great job to the crew.
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Whats with all these uncontained engine failures lately?
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FighterPilot wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:52 am
Whats with all these uncontained engine failures lately?
Two in two years I can think of?
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Terrible. What are the odds of that happening.
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A terrible and terrifying situation for sure.

Great job to the crew for handling such a bad damn day!
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(Yet another reason discovered in favour of 'keep your seat belt on'.)
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Passenger has died apparently.
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Happened on a DC-10 many years back over New Mexico. Pax was never found.
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Brock_Landers wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:34 am
a passenger's father told NBC10.
Terrible thing to happen for sure, but was the 'witness' even on the airplane?
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*Self edited*

after listening to the “tapes”.

Chilling crew/ATC convo. Well done on both side!
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Leading edge appears to be damaged too.
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pdw wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:25 pm
(Yet another reason discovered in favour of 'keep your seat belt on'.)
Given the position of the window in relation to the seat, it's not unfathomable that she could have very well been belted in and still been partially sucked out the window. Remember Speedbird 5390?

I love the photo of the passengers with the oxygen masks on.
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The guy on the right doesn’t seem too concerned. He’s still got his earbuds in watching his movie.
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ATC: "Is your plane physically on fire?"
Pilot: "No, but some of it is missing."

Tragedy aside, that bit made me chuckle.
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pelmet wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:08 am
Heliian wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:05 pm
Gear Jerker wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:25 pm



Mods, please remove this crap. This passenger died. F*cking idiot ^
I was not aware of the severity of the incident at the time, the article didn't reference injuries.
Did you ever stop to actually think how traumatic it might be for someone to get partially sucked out an airliner window prior to posting?
Yes, I thought it was shotty clickbait news reporting bullshit exaggeration. This is not a common occurrence. 3 in 30years is pretty rare.
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Heliian wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:34 am
pelmet wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:08 am
Heliian wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:05 pm


I was not aware of the severity of the incident at the time, the article didn't reference injuries.
Did you ever stop to actually think how traumatic it might be for someone to get partially sucked out an airliner window prior to posting?
Yes, I thought it was shotty clickbait news reporting bullshit exaggeration. This is not a common occurrence. 3 in 30years is pretty rare.
Ok, so your insensitive remarks are all the fault of the media. Thanks for clarifying.
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Pelmet

You must be the life of the party.

Lighten up Francis...
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This just goes to show how a simple blade separation still caused this much damage/injury. Can easily take out some hydraulics too if parts flew in the wrong direction.
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pelmet wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Happened on a DC-10 many years back over New Mexico. Pax was never found.
If you are referring to National Airlines Flight 27 then the body was found about 2 years after the incident by construction crews. It took some time after that to identify and link the skeleton back to the incident.

I'm still fascinated how the Captain survived the Speedbird 5390 incident.
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tps8903 wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:24 am
pelmet wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Happened on a DC-10 many years back over New Mexico. Pax was never found.
If you are referring to National Airlines Flight 27 then the body was found about 2 years after the incident by construction crews. It took some time after that to identify and link the skeleton back to the incident.

I'm still fascinated how the Captain survived the Speedbird 5390 incident.
Thanks for the update. Didn't know that. Heard the Speedbird captain passed away recently. The Speed bird incident was caused by improper maintenance on the windows(nots or bolt sizes I believe). The National Airlines pilots were playing around with CB's to do at the time for the engine guages when the engine oversped. Best not to play with CB's when they can be attached to multiple systems, some of which are not necessarily made known to the pilots. And another reason to keep the seat belt on reasonably firmly while seated. I believe loose seat belts have played a role in the severity these incidents.
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I don't know if anyone has listened to the ATC audio. I can't help but notice the speed and pitch of the Captains voice change as the tapes play. Sounds almost hypoxic at the beginning despite hearing what sounds like the O2 masks in the background. Definitely seems more "normal" when on with Philly approach.

What do you guys think?

https://youtu.be/FkVTdvcghHc
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I think both the pilots and Philly APP did a fantastic job handling a difficult situation in very busy airspace to boot. Controller was everything one could ask for.
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