Dallas-based Southwest has been under intense scrutiny in the days since a CFM56-7B engine on one of its Boeing 737-700 jets blew apart during an April 17 flight, shattering a plane window and flinging shrapnel.
"Our heart breaks for the family of the passenger who lost her life, Jennifer Riordan", Trump said. Shults, a former fighter pilot with the Navy, was praised for how she handled the hard situation April 17th, managing to safely land the plane.
The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating what caused the engine to fail.
Chavez had to make contact with her children to tell them she might die on the plane, adding to the distress of the situation, the lawsuit said. The lawsuit alleges that the traumatic events of Flight 1380 left Chavez suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other personal injuries.
The case is Chavez v. Southwest Airlines Co., 18-1769, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).
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Oswell's breathing and pulse eventually stopped, and flight attendants tried to administer CPR after an onboard defibrillator failed to work, the complaint said.
The incident aboard Southwest Flight 1380 marked the first instance of a passenger dying onboard a USA commercial airline in almost 10 years. The incident has raised concerns about the safety of similar engines. The air carrier believed the FAA "vastly understated" the number of engines that would require inspection and their cost. We can't comment on any pending litigation.
"Our focus remains on working with the NTSB to support their investigation", the carrier said in an email. "And it affects every person who flies as passengers in commercial aircraft".