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Southwest Airlines jet with damaged engine, window makes emergency landing

Tuesday - 17/04/2018 15:31
Plane was en route from NYC to Dallas when forced to land
A photo posted to the account of Marty Martinez, left, shows passengers preparing for the emergency landing. (Marty Martinez/Facebook)
A photo posted to the account of Marty Martinez, left, shows passengers preparing for the emergency landing. (Marty Martinez/Facebook)

A Southwest Airlines jet made an emergency landing at Philadelphia's airport Tuesday with part of the covering from its left engine ripped off and a window damaged.

Neither the airline nor the Federal Aviation Administration explained what went wrong. 

Southwest said there were 143 passengers and five crew members on board the Boeing 737, which was headed from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Dallas's Love Field. Passengers were seen walking off the plane onto the tarmac at the airport after landing around 11:20 a.m. ET.

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