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Donald Trump To Meet With Occupents Of Deadly Southwest Airlines Flight

02 May, 2018, 02:08 | Author: Sara Gill
  • President Donald Trump shakes hands with Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults

President Donald Trump is set to meet with crewmembers and passengers from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 at the White House Tuesday afternoon, after the flight was forced to make an emergency landing last month when an engine exploded.

Mr Trump welcomed the five-person crew and five passengers of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 to the White House.

Three passengers who tried in vain to save Riordan's life also attended the brief meeting.

The flight had taken off April 17 from LaGuardia Airport in NY when an engine exploded and sent shrapnel through a window of the passenger compartment, causing a sudden loss of cabin pressure.

On the chaotic flight, several passengers rushed to aid Riordan, a mother of two, who was partly sucked out of a window near the failed engine. She was the first passenger death on a US airline since 2009 - and the first ever in Southwest Airlines' history. The incident killed one passenger and injured seven others, authorities said. Many passengers lauded the pilots, crew, and passenger heroes after the perilous, 40-minute flight was over.

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They were "brave, composed and helpful" throughout the ordeal, William Madison, 56, told USA TODAY days after the flight.

"Captain Shultz, I especially want to commend you for your lifesaving actions... they'll be talking about it for a long time", Trump said. She waved off accolades, saying it sometimes was easier to be the pilot than a passenger.

That said, the litigation has already begun. She died later from her injuries.

Southwest has declined to discuss pending litigation.


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