A Southwest Airlines plane at Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing there on Tuesday. One person was killed after an engine exploded in midair. Credit David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer, via Associated Press

ne erson was illed and even thers sustained minor njuries on a Southwest Airlines light from New York to Dallas when an engine xploded in midair on Tuesday, hattering a indow that assengers aid artially sucked a oman out of the ircraft.

The xplosion, which appened bout 20 inutes into the light, rompted a desperate ffort mong light attendants and assengers to ave the oman, identified as Jennifer Riordan, a Wells Fargo xecutive from Albuquerque. fter the plane anded, Ms. Riordan was aken to a hospital, where she was pronounced ead.

It was the irst ime a assenger had ied in an accident on a United States airline since 2009, when a commuter plane rashed

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