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Woman killed in Southwest Airlines incident

North Carolina residents may have heard about the plane catastrophe that involved a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas. The incident happened on April 17.

According to news reports, passengers on the plane heard a couple of explosions before their oxygen masks dropped. A window had been broken out by an engine that exploded. Unfortunately, a woman on the plane was partially sucked out of the open window. Passengers inside of the plane grabbed her and were able to eventually pull her back into the plane.

The pilot of the plane was able to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The woman who had been partially sucked out of the window died at a hospital from her injuries. Several other passengers were also injured. The plane was carrying 149 passengers and crew when the engine exploded. In Aug. 2016, another Southwest Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing after another engine failure. No one was injured in the earlier incident.

When someone is killed in a fatal accident that happened as a result of the negligence of another person or entity, the surviving family members might want to talk to experienced wrongful death attorneys who can investigate what happened so that they might identify all of the potentially liable parties. In this case, for example, they may look at what caused the engine to explode. If it was caused by a defect, the manufacturers or designers may be liable. If the engine exploded because of negligent maintenance, the parties that were responsible for the maintenance may be liable. By identifying all potentially liable parties, the attorneys may help their clients to recover maximum damages for their losses.

Source: WSMV, "1 person dead after Southwest emergency landing, audio released", April 17, 2018

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