SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PILOT SAYS FLYING GIVES HER A CHANCE ‘TO WITNESS FOR CHRIST’
CBN News|The Southwest Airlines pilot who safely landed an airplane Tuesday after the engine exploded is being hailed a hero.
Flight 1380 was headed from New York City to Dallas when it was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after one of the engines blew shortly after take off.
The explosion also blew out a window which killed one passenger who was seated next to the wing of the plane.
Pilot Tammie Jo Shults was able to land the plane safely nearly 30 minutes later, saving the lives of the other 143 passengers onboard.
Southwest Airlines has not officially released the name of the flight crew but passengers have identified Shults as the pilot across social media, praising her for her heroic act.
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