US Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing

10:10  16 april  2018
10:10  16 april  2018 Source:

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Passenger leapt from the wing of a Southwest flight after an emergency landing in the US. Picture: David Fleck via APSource:AP. A PLANE’S scary emergency landing sent panicked passengers in the United States leaping from a wing on to the tarmac after crew members screamed at them to get

A Southwest Airlines flight on the tarmac. Another Southwest Airlines plane attempted to land during a storm.: RTX17QCI © Reuters RTX17QCI

Passengers on board a Southwest Airlines plane screamed, cried and vomited during an attempted landing in a storm in New Orleans.

The harrowing incident on Southwest Airlines Flight 3461 on Saturday also prompted one passenger to send goodbye texts to loved ones as the pilot attempted to land the plane, which had set off from Fort Lauderdale.

“I thought we were going to crash,” WWLTV reporter Lauren Bale, who was a passenger on board the flight, said.

“It was going all over the place. People were screaming, people were crying. The flight attendants were yelling over the speakers to fasten seat belts as tightly as possible and I was texting my family goodbye,” she added in comments carried by UK newspaper The Daily Mail. “I just don't understand why [Southwest Airlines] put everyone in that situation.”

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Passengers on board Southwest Airlines Flight 3472 had a lucky escape after the Boeing 737 aircraft used for the flight was forced to make an emergency landing . She also added that passengers onboard the plane started screaming and crying seconds after the explosion.

Another passenger, Marie Wary, told WWLTV she felt like she was about to die as the plane attempted to land, while at least one passenger vomited during the incident.

After attempting to land at Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, the plane was redirected to Panama City, in Florida, where it refueled and later continued on with its journey – eventually landing safely.

But given the storm, there were questions over why the flight was not cancelled before taking off, rather than trying to fly through the bad weather, with KGW reporting passengers saying there was little to no visibility with thunder and lighting during the attempted landing.

In a statement, Southwest Airlines said: “Our top focus is Safety. Flight 3461 from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans arrived about four hours behind schedule after persistent thunderstorms over New Orleans forced prolonged holding near New Orleans awaiting clearance from air traffic controllers followed by a refueling stop in Panama City before the completion of the journey.”

“The Safety of our Customers and Employees as well the Safe operation of every flight is our highest priority,” the statement added.

Emergency engine inspections lead to cancellations, scores of delays for travelers on Southwest Airlines .
The airline said about 40 flights were canceled, while a flight-tracking site showed hundreds of others were delayed due to inspections related to last week's engine explosion on one of the airline's 737s.Southwest said about 40 of its 4,000 scheduled flights were canceled because of the emergency fan blade inspections. Meanwhile, the flight-tracking website FlightAware showed that more than 500 Southwest flights, or about 13 percent, had been delayed Sunday.


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