Southwest pilot lauded for safe landing; officials search for answers

Southwest Airline terrifying landing

"I thought it was the end of my life", Johnson, an assistant principal at East Montana Middle School in El Paso, Texas, told

Seven other people were treated for minor injuries, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said.

In air traffic control audio, Shults's voice is calm as she describes the emergency. "They said there's a hole and someone went out".

She later was an instructor for the EA-6B Prowler, an electronic warfare plane that counts jamming radar systems and gathering radio intelligence among its responsibilities, and for the F/A-18, a carrier-capable combat jet, the records show.

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are taking a closer look at the troubled engine of the Southwest Airlines jet that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. "It appears we are going down!" passenger Marty Martinez wrote in the caption of a livestream video, showing himself breathing through a mask. "She's a hero, for sure".

Tammi Jo Shults is from Olathe, Kansas, and graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 1983.

"She was calm and she was collected", Madison said.

"So she knew she had to work harder than everyone else", Foster told the paper.

Earlier on Wednesday, the agency said it is looking for photos and videos of the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737.

Sharon Pelzel had an emotional reunion with her son, Jason, as he stepped off the plane and finally arrived home. "She was very good".

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"The nature of her talk was sharing her life journey and life path, and encouraging female students to pursue their dreams and don't give up". "The last thing she told me was, "I'm proud of you", Ms Muffoletto said. "Students were inspired by her tenacity, her motivation, her determination".

Female pilots are a minority in their field: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 6.2 percent of commercial pilots in the US are female. "She landed us safely in Philly".

"She's a formidable woman, as sharp as a tack", Gary Shults, Shults' brother-in-law, told the AP.

Shults later became a pilot with Southwest Airlines, as did her husband, Dean M. Shults.

The Air Force rejected Shults, however - but wanted her brother. "I have to just take my hats off to everyone" who tried to help save her.

Shultz quickly brought the plane down when they lost pressure, made a safe emergency landing, then went into the cabin to help the passengers.

Alfred Tumlinson was travelling with his wife back to Corpus Christi, Texas, after attending a Texas Farm Bureau gala in New York City. "They did a lot and they touched a lot of people". "I personally hugged the pilot".

The retired nurse said she was just doing what anyone would do in that situation. The cabin depressurized. A woman was partly sucked outside the plane. Passengers say Riordan was partially blown out of the window and Philadelphia's medical examiner said Wednesday that she was killed by blunt impact trauma to her head, neck and torso. Her manner of death was listed as an accident. "The entire Southwest Airlines Family is devastated and extends its deepest heartfelt sympathy to the customers, employees, family members, and loved ones affected by this tragic event".

The plane descended precipitously, passenger Kristopher Johnson said, but the pilot regained control and informed passengers the flight was headed to Philadelphia.

"She is undoubtedly a pioneer, being a Hornet driver well before the combat exclusion law was lifted", Westrich said in an interview.

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