A Southwest Airlines flight landed safely in Philadelphia Tuesday after the jet violently depressurized when a piece of the jet's engine flew into and broke a window, a passenger's father tells NBC10.
The father, Todd Baur, said that a female passenger was partially sucked out of the plane.
“One passenger, a woman, was partially … was drawn out towards the out of the plane … was pulled back in by other passengers," he said in a phone interview with NBC10.
The Dallas-bound Boeing 737-700 made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Passengers shared photos of a engine with major damage. The engine inlet appears to be shredded with metal bent outward.
Firefighters could be seen outside a Southwest Airlines plane on the airport tarmac. Some passengers were led off with crutches by firefighters.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.