One dead after Southwest jet engine failure: US official

New York (AFP) – One person died Tuesday after a jet engine failed on a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas, prompting an emergency landing in Philadelphia, a US official said.

Southwest flight 1380, a Boeing 737, encountered a problem with the engine shortly after take-off from New York’s LaGuardia airport, Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, told a news conference.