Two weeks ago a Southwest Airlines flight from New York LaGuardia to Dallas Love Field made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after experiencing an uncontained engine failure.
The inlet and pieces of the engine cowl separated from the plane. Debris hit the side of the fuselage and shattered a window. The aircraft lost pressure. A female passenger was nearly sucked out of the plane. Passengers pulled her back inside. Despite those efforts a passenger died, and several others were injured.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737
The occurrence aircraft, N772SW, flew today from Philadelphia to Paine Field in Everett, Washington as SWA8700. Southwest has been bringing planes to Aviation Technical Services in Everett for over 40 years.
There’s a lot still to learn about the incident and it’s not surprising to see the plane sent to Everett for that.