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Passengers of fatal Southwest flight sue airline and manufacturers of plane and engine

Passengers of fatal Southwest flight sue airline and manufacturers of plane and engine

Eight passengers who were aboard a Southwest Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after one of its engines blew apart filed suit Wednesday against the airline, Boeing and the companies that manufactured the engine, alleging that they failed to take proper safeguards to prevent the fatal tragedy.

One person died and several others were injured in the April 17 incident, the first passenger fatality on a U.S. carrier since 2009, and the first in Southwest's 51-year history

"As a direct result of the frightful, death-threatening Flight 1380 incident, each Plaintiff suffered severe mental, emotional and psychological injuries,...

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