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Matt Tranchin, 34, who was canadian goose jacket on the plane, said, “I think, like most passengers, I thought I was going canada goose coats on sale to die.”

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Canada Goose online “The top half of her torso was out the canada goose black friday sale window,” he said. “There was a lot of blood because she was hit by some of the shrapnel coming off the engine after it exploded.”

Mr. Kraidelman said passengers and flight attendants struggled “to drag her back into the aircraft.” When they did, she was unconscious and seriously injured, and flight attendants canada goose uk shop and passengers tried to revive her. Upon seeing the scene, one flight attendant began to cry, Mr. Tranchin said.

“They were doing CPR on her and using the defibrillator while we were landing,” Canada Goose Coats On Sale Mr. Kraidelman said. “They were working on her while everyone else had their oxygen mask on.”

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In the meantime, passengers wept and screamed for roughly 10 or 15 minutes, oxygen masks strapped to their faces, Mr. Kraidelman said.

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canada goose store “It’s a wild experience,” he said. “It’s not a couple minutes of freaking out and frantically saying goodbye; it’s 25 minutes of sustained fear that this was the end.”

“What do you say to your pregnant wife and your parents in your final moments?” buy canada goose jacket cheap he added. “That’s what I was trying to figure out.”

“You can see the ground, we’re level,” he continued. “It’s crash landing, but it’s buy canada goose jacket doable.”

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On Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board released footage of its investigators peering into the interior and examining the https://www.canadagooseoutletmall.com engine, its edges torn and jagged. The lead investigator, Bill English, received the flight data and cockpit voice recorders, which will canada goose be downloaded at the agency’s headquarters.

Mr. Sumwalt said there were two pilots on the plane, which sounded multiple automatic alerts after the engine exploded. He said that having listened to the air traffic control communications from Tuesday, the pair seemed to have done “an excellent job.”

“As a fellow airline pilot,” he said, “my hat’s certainly off to them.”

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The flight, which was on its Canada Goose online way from La Guardia Airport in New York to Dallas Love Field, had 144 passengers and five Southwest employees on board, the officials said.

buy canada goose jacket The crew initially reported an engine fire, Mr. Sumwalt uk canada goose said. They later clarified that there was no fire, but said that the plane was operating with a single engine and that parts of it were missing.

Mr. Sumwalt said an engine cowling was later discovered in Bernville, Pa., about 70 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Canada Goose Outlet Once the plane was on the ground, investigators discovered that a fan blade was missing from the plane’s operating engine. It appeared to have been separated at what Mr. Sumwalt called “the hub.”

Canada Goose mens canada goose sale “Our preliminary examination of this was that cheap canada goose uk there’s evidence of metal fatigue where the blade separated,” he said.

canada goose black friday sale A similar episode occurred in canada goose clearance sale August 2016 when a Southwest Airlines flight headed to Orlando, Fla., made an emergency landing in Pensacola, Fla., because of engine failure. Part of the left engine separated, damaging a fan Canada Goose sale blade and sending debris into the body of the Boeing 737, the National Transportation Safety Board found. The gash in the fuselage a roughly 5 inch by 16 inch hole did not penetrate the passenger compartment, the agency said.

cheap Canada Goose Mr. Sumwalt said he had spoken with Mr. Kelly, who he said told him that Southwest Airlines would begin “enhanced inspection procedures” on its entire fleet.