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    Passenger Killed After Southwest Airlines Engine Fails

    A woman was killed yesterday on Dallas-bound Flight 1380 after an engine broke apart at 30,000 feet, sending debris crashing through her window and sucking her partway out of the plane. Fellow passengers managed to pull her back inside after several minutes and flight attendants attempted to plug the hole as the jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia. A preliminary NTSB investigation of the Boeing 737 found that one of the engine’s 24 fan blades was missing and the area showed signs of metal fatigue.

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