"Explosion critically injured woman sitting in the seat next to the window", he added.
The airline opposed a recommendation by the engine manufacturer to require ultrasonic inspections of certain fan blades within 12 months.
The world has been hearing stories of true heroism from the Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight that had to make an emergency landing after a jet engine explosion and one of those stories comes from here in North Texas.
Wednesday night, the FAA stated it would approve within the next two weeks a directive to inspect fan blades on all CFM56-7B engines with 15,000 cycles-in-service, about four years, without time spent in a maintenance shop.
Last October, an American Airlines flight destined for Miami was about to take off from Chicago's O'Hare Airport when one of its engines failed and caught fire.
"There were a lot of really heroic and thoughtful things that went on during the flight". "It was on the interior part of the fan blade, so not more than likely, it was certainly not detectable from looking at it from the outside", NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said. Sumwalt said investigators found that the blade had suffered metal fatigue at the point of the break.
Riordan was killed by blunt impact trauma to her head, neck and torso and her death was ruled accidental, according to James Garrow, spokesman for the Philadelphia Department of Health.
Other passengers began trying to plug the hole with jackets and other objects but to no avail.
Both involved an engine fan blade that had detached. He could not say if the incident indicated a fleet-wide issue with the Boeing 737-700. It was not immediately clear how many planes would be affected. A woman sitting next to the window, Jennifer Riordan, was almost sucked out when it was shattered.
Each airline and aircraft has different evacuation procedures and equipment, so experts say it is always important to watch each one. 6abc Action News reached out to Southwest about the letter and check.
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Riordan was partially sucked out of the shattered window, but fellow passengers rescued her.
Muffoletto said she spoke with Riordan just days ago.
The 737 landed at about 305 kilometres an hour.
"These two wonderful men the EMT and a passenger managed to get her back inside the plane and we lay her down and we started CPR".
Southwest's Tuesday accident has not yet been classified as an uncontained failure.
Riordan volunteered at her children's school, the Annunciation Catholic School in Albuquerque.
The Boeing 737 with 143 passengers and five crew members on board had just departed New York's LaGuardia Airport en route to Dallas when the left engine exploded and ruptured metal flew towards a window causing the aircraft to depressurize. Before that she was one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy for F-18 fighter jets.
"She had tenacity to do something that excelled beyond the norm of what women were allowed or expected to do", Garber said. The woman was later stretchered off the plane, he said.
Southwest said this is the first death from an in-flight incident in company history.