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US airline gives 5000 USD cheques to passengers over plane mishap

21 Abril 2018

He wanted to talk to a lawyer.

In that sense, the $5,000 check passengers claimed they received from the airline could be only their first. Oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling and passengers said their prayers and braced for impact.

Nationwide Transportation Security Board chairman Robert Sumwalt stated Ms Riordan, who was sitting subsequent to a window, was sporting a seatbelt earlier than she was partially sucked out of the aircraft.

The National Transportation Safety Board is finishing up its initial examination into the deadly engine failure - but many questions remain unanswered. At issue are the engine fan blades on Boeing 737-600, 700, 800 and 900 jets.

Investigators said one of the fan blades on Tuesday's Southwest flight broke and fatigue cracks were found.

"I just knew at that moment that someone else needed him much more than we did and that's what his calling is". "We value you as our customer and hope you will allow us another opportunity to restore your confidence in Southwest", the letter addressed to Siwatu stated. The crew was forced to use its remaining two engines to steer the plane to an emergency crash landing at the airport in Sioux City, Iowa.

"She has nerves of steel".

"Airlines have tried every way that I can think of to get the passengers attention", said Pate.

Philadelphia's medical examiner ruled that the cause of death was blunt trauma to the head, neck and torso, and ruled the death an accident, spokesman Jim Garrow said.

The FAA said late on Wednesday it would finalize the airworthiness directive it had proposed in August within the next two weeks.

"To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you".

As investigations into the incident continue, Southwest declined to comment to MONEY about its plans for compensating the survivors.

"CFM recommends ultrasonic inspections within the next 20 days to fan blades of CFM56-7B engines with more than 30,000 cycles since new", it said. That incident prompted the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to propose last year that similar fan blades undergo ultrasonic inspections and be replaced if they failed. The FAA said the move was prompted by a report of a fan blade failing and hurling debris.

"There's a ring around the engine that is meant to contain the engine pieces when this happens", said John Goglia, a former NTSB member. "It doesn't seem fair", he said in a tweet.

Whatever was going through her mind as she completed her landing, Tammie Jo Shults even made time to tell the control tower: "Thank you. thanks guys, for the help". Shrapnel from the engine struck the plane and shattered a window causing the cabin to de-pressurize. The plane landed safely. On Twitter, Kristopher Johnson said, "These are the heroes of SW 1380".

Koenig reported from Dallas. She added that Shults "came back to speak to each of us personally".

The engine on a Southwest Airlines plane is inspected as it sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

US airline gives 5000 USD cheques to passengers over plane mishap