Woman Dies After Being Partially Sucked Out Of Airplane Window


A mum-of-two has been killed in the US after being partially sucked out of a plane.

The woman died when the window beside her was apparently smashed by shrapnel from an exploding engine.

Southwest Airlines says it’s in the process of gathering more information.


Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board – Robert Sumwalt – says they’ll begin analysing what went wrong very soon:

“It’s our understanding that the recorders have been secured – and they should be flying back in the same airplane that we are going up on – they should be back in Washington tonight – we expect a preliminary read out of those recorders this evening.”