Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Philadelphia

Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Philadelphia
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April 17 (UPI) — A Southwest Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after experiencing engine problems Tuesday.

The plane was traveling from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Dallas when it was forced to land. Southwest says 143 passengers and five crew members were on board the Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

“Safety is always our top priority at Southwest Airlines, and we are working diligently to support our Customers and Crews at this time,” the airline said in a statement.

Kristopher Johnson, a passenger on the plane, tweeted a photo from his window, which appears to show a damaged engine.

“I want to thank the crew of SWA 1380 for a great job getting us to the ground safely after losing [an] engine,” he wrote.

One person was reportedly injured.

@SouthwestAir I want to thank the crew of SWA 1380 for a great job getting us to the ground safely after losing in engine #angelsinthesky pic.twitter.com/QL0YPUp0Vj- Kristopher Johnson (@EMMS_MrJohnson) April 17, 2018

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