World News: Southwest Airlines passenger ‘partially sucked out plane’ and others injured after jet engine EXPLODES ripping hole in fuselage

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A PASSENGER was “partially sucked out of a window” after a Southwest Airlines jet engine exploded and ripped a hole in the plane.

Emerging pictures on social media captured fluid, which appeared to be jet fuel, oozing from one side of the plane onto Philadelphia International Airport tarmac today.

This Southwest Airline jet engine exploded and even ripped a hole in the plane, according to reports

Emergency services scrambled to the scene after the aircraft made an emergency landing at around 11am (4pm BST).

Todd Bauer, the dad of one passenger said, told WACU: “One passenger, a woman, was partially…was drawn out towards the outside of the plane…was pulled back in by other passengers.”

Marty Martinez who filmed a live-stream of the emergency landing told CBSN “there was blood everywhere” on-board.

He said: “First there was an explosion almost immediately, the oxygen masks came down and within a matter of 10 seconds, the engine then hit a window and busted it wide open.”

Passenger Kristopher Johnson took this photo of the damaged engine
This Southwest Airlines plane, pictured sitting on Philadelphia International Airport runway, made an emergency landing earlier today

Describing his footage, Martinez wrote on Facebook: “Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!!”

Fellow passenger Kristopher Johnson, took a harrowing snap the Southwest Flight 1380 engine which was completely blown apart.

One person was taken to nearby Penn Presbyterian Medical Center hospital but other injuries are yet to be confirmed.

The plane left New York City’s LaGuardia Airport an hour earlier and was set to arrive in Dallas.

Passenger Marty Martinez filmed this Facebook live video during the emergency landing
Cabin crew appear relieved after the plane’s emergency landing in Philadelphia

The airport released the following statement: “Southwest Airlines flight 1380, which departed LaGuardia for Dallas Love Field (DAL), diverted to PHL because of an operational event.

“The plane landed safely. No slides were deployed.

“At this time, passengers are coming down a mobile stairway and are being bussed to the terminal. PHL Flights continue to arrive and depart but passengers should expect delays.”

Officials are still said to be working at the scene.

Southwest Airlines passengers ‘injured after jet engine EXPLODES and rips hole in the plane’

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