Southwest Airlines engine explodes mid-air
Deadly explosion on board, leaving the one dead, the other fighting for her life. Aviation consultant JP Tristani comments on ‘Fox & Friends.’
Seven passengers on board of the deadly Southwest flight in April have called the airline about the plane engine failure, causing a passenger to be lifted through a window.
The seven survivors say the incident forced them to confront “their greatest fear, the overwhelming horror of being trapped in a plane about to crash.”
“As a direct result of the terrible death-threatening Flight 1380 incident, each Plaintiff severe mental, emotional, and psychological damage, including post-traumatic stress disorder, and physical injury,” they say in a new Manhattan Supreme court lawsuit.
The pilot was able to make an emergency landing.
The indictment was filed in New York because the San Francisco-bound flight took off from New York La Guardia Airport.
“That was the last chance for Defendant Southwest Airlines to inspect, detect and correct the problem of a broken fan that was the cause of the fatal engine failure, or in the alternative to remove the aircraft from service,” the suit says.
The Southwest fault for not “reasonably verify, inspect, test, service, maintenance and repair of the aircraft.”
The group– Texas residents Elhadji Cisse, Cindy Arenas, Jaky arenas and Gins Arenas, a Louisiana couple by the name of Donald and Beverly Kirkland, and Conor Brown, and Cassandra Adams of New Mexico– continues for an indefinite damages.
Of them is the second lawsuit over the incident. Another passenger, Lilia Chavez, was the first to sue in a Pennsylvania federal court in April.
Southwest not immediately return a request for comment.
The family of the passenger, Jennifer Riordan, who was killed when the Boeing 737-700 jets exploded shatter a plane window, has not filed a suit.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post.