Pilot praised after Southwest Airlines incident

Advert Travel Gazette

Mrs Shults (left) flew fighter jets in the US Navy

A pilot who safely landed a Southwest Airlines passenger plane after a jet engine ripped apart mid-air is being praised as a hero by passengers, reports the BBC.

Tammie Jo Shults landed Flight 1380 at a Philadelphia airport after the incident on Tuesday, according to passengers. One woman was killed.

She safely landed the jet after an engine blew, shattered a window and nearly sucked a woman out of the plane.

Mrs Shults served in the US Navy for 10 years and flew fighter jets.

Travel Gazette Ads