Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 Southwest Flight 1380 with service from New York’s LaGuardia International Airport (KLGA) to Dallas Love-Field (KDAL) was ready for takeoff around the time of 10:27EST. It was a routine flight for the airline. About 20 minutes into the flight, at 32,200ft, the Boeing 737-700’s left engine exploded sending shrapnel thru a window striking a passenger sitting in row 14A. The woman by the name of Jennifer Riordan was sucked through the window from the waist up. Several passengers managed to pull her back in the plane Unfortunately the passengers who tried to revive her were unsuccessful.
Captain Tammy Jo Shults and First Officer Darron Ellisor did an extraordinary job maintaining control of the 737 as they brought it in for an emergency landing into Philadelphia International (KPHL) as well as staying very calm throughout the entire event. The 2 pilots were able to make a safe emergency landing in Philadelphia (PHL) with only 1 unfortunate fatality.
In honor of WN1380, I’m gonna fly an exact replica of the flight as if it had landed in Dallas-Love Field (KDAL). Anyone who wants to join me just comment “yes” and I’ll assign you a gate at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (KLGA). Flight information is below…
Date April 23rd
Time 19:20EST 18:20CST 17:20MST 16:20PST
FPL Copy my FPL once spawned in
Expected Time Enroute 3hours 15minutes
Altitude — FL380
Speed — M0.80
You must be in a Southwest Airlines 737-700 or 737-800 to join this event
Gates will be added if needed
See you there!🛫