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Passenger Who Survived Fatal Flight Is Suing Southwest Airlines

02 May 2018

Passenger Jennifer Riordan, a mother of two, was killed when she was partially sucked out of the plane. One of the passengers has also sued Southwest, saying she has suffered post-traumatic stress disorder.

The airline said the White House had extended the invitation.

The lawsuit follows the April 17 death of a Southwest Airlines passenger after an in-flight engine explosion, the first passenger death on a US commercial airline since 2009.

Lilia Chavez was on the flight and filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Other passengers pulled her back inside the cabin and tried to revive her. The Dallas-bound flight had departed from LaGuardia Airport when Shults and first officer Darren Ellisor were forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia following the explosion.

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Her lawyer, Bradley J. Stoll, told NPR that Chavez is "a very brilliant, successful woman who in her life has overcome very significant obstacles and is the matriarch of her immediate and extended family". The incident has raised concerns about the safety of similar engines.

The complaint says Southwest and CFM "placed profits and business" over passenger safety and were aware the engines were unsafe.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairman Robert Sumwalt said it was the first passenger fatality in a US airline accident since 2009.

After the incident, Southwest sent out letters of apology, a $5,000 check and $1,000 travel voucher to the people who were on the plane that day.

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"Our focus remains on working with the NTSB to support their investigation", the carrier said in an email.

The incident aboard Southwest Flight 1380 marked the first instance of a passenger dying onboard a USA commercial airline in almost 10 years.

Southwest said it can't comment on any pending litigation.

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Passenger Who Survived Fatal Flight Is Suing Southwest Airlines