Facebook Live videos and photos from passengers capture the terrifying moments inside Southwest Flight 1380 after a woman was nearly sucked out of the plane, and it made an emergency landing.
According to NBC 10, “the jet violently depressurized when a piece of an engine flew into and broke a window” and “a female passenger was partially sucked out of the plane when the window imploded.” That account came from the father of a passenger.
>”One passenger, a woman, was partially … was drawn out towards the out of the plane … was pulled back in by other passengers,” he told NBC10. The plane was flying from New York City to Dallas, Texas, but it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
Passenger Marty Martinez, a digital marketing adviser and CEO, shared photos and videos on Facebook from the troubled flight. He also shared a series of terrifying live videos that showed how frightening the situation was inside the plane. He wrote with one video, “Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!!”
Martinez wrote on Instagram, “Engine exploded and shattered one of the windows critically injuring a passenger. Flight attendants ran over calling for passengers to help cover the hole as they broke down and began uncontrollably crying and looking horrified as they looked outside. Plane dropped dramatically and it smelled like fire with ash coming down on everyone thru the vents. Absolutely terrifying. Had to do a crash landing in Philly. I Facebook LIVED the entire experience. I literally thought these were my last moments on earth. It was so terrifying!!”
Cassie Adams, another passenger, wrote on Twitter, “My SW flight from NYC to DAL just blew an engine and the window blew out mid flight. I just saw a human being fly out of a plane 40,000 feet above. I’ve never been more terrified in my life.”
His terrifying comments in the thread show how scared he was and legitimately so. He wrote, “the place is going down!” and “I a freaking out” and “We are3 goingfro caa crash landing!!” and “WE ARE DOING DOWN!!?
Here are some of his photos:
One photo shows the window broken out.
Another photo showed oxygen masks had tumbled out.
A video showed Martinez with an oxygen mask over his face.
He also shared this video although the quality goes in and out: