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Southwest pilot to air traffic control before emergency landing: ‘There's a hole and someone went out'

11 monthes ago   |   By

Mark Makela / Reuters
On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 from New York to Dallas made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after one of its engines failed and caused an explosion that sent shrapnel into the cabin.
According to an audio recording obtained by NBC10 , the flight's pilot was told a passenger "went out" of the aircraft while it was in the air.
Earlier, a family member of a passenger told NBC10 that a woman was partially "drawn out" of the aircraft before she was "pulled back in by other passengers."
On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 from...
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The US Air Force is short more than one-quarter of the fighter pilots it needs, according to a government report

The US Air Force is short more than one-quarter of the fighter pilots it needs, according to a government report

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The Air Force has been warning about its growing pilot shortage for some time.
But a government report has found that the Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy all have significant shortfalls.
The service branches' stop-gap approaches have created additional problems for pilots, hurting quality of life and affecting retention, the report warns.
Air Force officials have been warning about the force's dire pilot shortage , and a recent Government Accountability Office report illustrates just how bad the shortfall has gotten.
The report assesses the gaps between the actual number of fighter...
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