Passengers say Riordan was partially sucked out of the window after the plane was hit by engine debris. "Everybody's crying. It was the scariest experience".
"In this spirit, we are sending you a check in the amount of $5,000 to cover any of your immediate financial needs", read the letter. The NTSB sent a team of investigators to Philadelphia.
Both involved an engine fan blade that had detached.
The manufacturer's recommendation for more inspections followed an engine blow up on a 2016 Southwest flight.
Investigators also found that the leading edge of the left wing was damaged by the shrapnel produced by the explosion, which killed Riordan. "We can confirm the communication and gesture are authentic and heartfelt", the company said in a statement to Fox News. The plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The blade was separated at the point where it would come into the hub and there was evidence of metal fatigue. Mario Ritter was the editor. "It gets money in the hands of people that need it for counseling or something", Schiavo said. The crash spurred Congress to institute new guidelines for pilot training.
The blades, which sweep air backwards to help provide thrust, can be changed and repaired independently of the rest of the engine, meaning airlines that do not voluntarily keep tabs have to examine more engines than planned, adding time and cost.
"On behalf of the entire Southwest Airlines Family, please accept our sincere apologies for the circumstances surrounding Flight 1380 on Tuesday morning April 17th".
"I feel for her family", Needum said. Bobby Laurie thinks improved flight safety has led to a level of complacency in most passengers. "I can't imagine what they're going through".
Tumlinson said a man in a cowboy hat rushed forward a few rows "to grab that lady to pull her back in". While her husband and children were too distraught to speak, her sister-in-law said on Wednesday that she had become a 'guardian angel' to somebody in her death.
"Please watch the safety demo and please know that our jobs are so much more than just pouring cokes at 30,000 ft". Allegedly the airline had failed a previous inspection!
Mr Bourman, who flies three or four times a year, acknowledged that over time, he began tuning out the safety instructions, but that would not be the case going forward.
The FAA never issued a final decision.
After a flight attendant asked if anyone knew CPR, Phillips and an EMT lay the woman down and performed CPR for about 20 minutes until the plane was on the ground.
In an event like Tuesday's accident, an incident causing sudden cabin decompression can mean passengers' air supply is rapidly pulled from the cabin. Images od the plane on the tarmac clearly show the missing window.
The head of the mechanics union warned that 75% of the maintenance work was farmed out to third-party vendors, according to the Chicago Business Journal. It's not an easy inspection.
Tuesday's emergency broke a string of eight straight years without a fatal accident involving a U.S. airliner.
Still, in a briefing earlier Tuesday, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said, "It's premature to even link to it other engine failures that may have occurred".
On Wednesday, the FAA said it will require inspections of fan blades on CFM56-7B engines after they reach a certain number of takeoffs and landings. Investigators said the plane landed at an unusually high speed because the pilots feared losing control if they flew slower.