One person was killed and seven others were injured Tuesday after a Southwest Airlines plane engine apparently exploded midair, officials said.

Flight 1380, which was headed from LaGuardia Airport in New York City to Dallas’ Love Field, made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport around 11:20 a.m. The jet had 144 passengers and five crew members aboard.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Robert Sumwalt confirmed the death at a news conference Tuesday. It was the first passenger fatality on a U.S. airline since 2009, according to the NTSB. – Fox News

Recently another Southwest flight had an engine catch fire in flight.

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