Trump meets with pilot, crew of Southwest Airlines flight after emergency landing

An Alaska Airlines flight declared an emergency after an oil filter bypass light came on mid-flight

An Alaska Airlines flight declared an emergency after an oil filter bypass light came on mid-flight

According to the suit, Chavez suffered physical injuries from the flight, as she was seated three rows behind the smashed window that killed passenger Jennifer Riordan.

The heroic crew on board the Southwest Airlines flight that had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia last month was honored at the White House.

President Trump is set to meet with the crew of the Southwest Airlines flight that experienced an engine explosion, killing Albuquerque mother Jennifer Riordan.

"Our families called us after we landed in light of the fact that they found out about something was going ahead on the news".

The Boeing 737-700 was on its way to Dallas from New York City, but made an emergency landing in Philadelphia about 40 minutes into the flight, according to CNN.

Her lawyer, Bradley J. Stoll, told NPR that Chavez is "a very brilliant, successful woman who in her life has overcome very significant obstacles and is the matriarch of her immediate and extended family".

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The incident marked the first fatality on a US commercial passenger airline since 2009. Shrapnel damaged the fuselage and broke the window.

Regulators at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating.

The president praised pilot Tammie Jo Schults, shaking her hand and recognizing her son who was also among the guests. They're still talking about it. Other passengers pulled her back inside the cabin and tried to revive her.

"The actions of the crew and passengers of Southwest Flight 1380 shows the great character of our nation, " Trump said.

Once on the ground, Shults, a Texan and former Navy fighter pilot, walked up and down the aisle hugging passengers. Investigators believe cracks caused a fan blade on Flight 1380 to break off and trigger the deadly engine breakup, though a final determination on the cause of the accident is likely a year or more away.

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