a follow-upa southwest flight from LaGuardia to Dallas (flight 1380, Boeing 737-700) had to make an emergency landing in philly after an engine exploded and the debris shattered a window.
A passenger was partially sucked out the window, and pulled back in by other passengers
One passenger died (reportedly of a heart attack), with the report uncertain as to whether it was the same passenger
Engine explodes during Southwest flight
The engines are made by a joint venture of General Electric and France's Safran, which didn't immediately return messages for comment overnight.
Van de Ven said yesterday that GE is considering recommending airlines inspect and lubricate fan blades every 1,600 to 1,800 flights instead of every 3,000 flights.