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Woman partially sucked out of Southwest Airlines jet

Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Philadelphia on April 17 (Photo: Screenshot)

Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Philadelphia on April 17 (Photo: Screenshot)

A female passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight was partially sucked out of her plane Tuesday after a window was shattered by a chunk of the jet’s engine.

The flight landed safely in Philadelphia after the incident, according to NBC 10 in Philadelphia. It was originally headed from New York to Dallas.

Todd Baur, a passenger on the flight, told the news station: “One passenger, a woman, was partially … was drawn out towards the out of the plane … was pulled back in by other passengers.”

The plane, a Boeing 737-700, was forced to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport at 11:30 a.m. It had departed from LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York.

NBC 10 reported that passenger photos reveal major damage to the engine, including shredded pieces of metal bent outward.

Firefighters were on the scene as the plane landed in Philadelphia. They led some passengers requiring crutches off the plane.

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