Riordan is survived by two children and her husband, Michael, who was once the chief operating officer for the city of Albuquerque, according to local station KOAT. The plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
- One person was killed and seven others were injured Tuesday after a Southwest Airlines plane engine apparently exploded midair, officials said.
That led engine manufacturer CFM International, a joint venture of General Electric Co. and France's Safran SA, to recommend last June that airlines conduct the inspections of fan blades on many Boeing 737s. It also fractured roughly halfway through it. But it appears the fatigue fracture was the initial event.
"More than likely, when the engine fan blade separated, it caused the cowling to separate and end up in this small town northwest of the airport", he said.
Andrew Needum, the EMT who tried to save Riordan's life by pulling her body back into the aircraft, said he was in 'no doubt' who he would be flying with in future. Last year, the FAA estimated that an order would cover 220 engines on U.S. airlines.
Sue Neyman Pate has been a flight attendant for 42 years. Following the 2016 incident, the manufacturer recommended an ultrasonic inspection of fan blades on the powerplant.
"There is something going on with these engines", he said, "and the statistical likelihood of additional failures exists". No one died in the Florida incident, but it caused a five-inch by 16-inch gash in the left fuselage just above the left wing, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The engine debris shattered a window on the Boeing 737 plane, killing a passenger - the first death in a US airline accident since 2009. But when the oxygen masks are deployed passengers are supposed to place them over both their noses and mouths.
A passenger, Jennifer Riordan of Albuquerque, N.M., was sucked into the broken window and suffered fatal injuries. He said he and some of the plane's other passengers thought they wouldn't land safely, and a lot of people were crying. The crash spurred Congress to institute new guidelines for pilot training.
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".
"To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you".
American Airlines said fan blades in the engines that were of concern had been swapped out with those in similar engines.
"She encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone, looked over my résumé and really pushed me", said Muffoletto, who eventually became a sought-out lobbyist at the Roundhouse.
William Waldock, a safety expert at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, predicted the FAA's decision.
Sumwalt said he was not yet ready to draw any broader conclusions about the engines.
Sumwalt said the fan blade, after suffering metal fatigue where it attached to the engine hub, has a second fracture about halfway along its length. Many of the Customers on that flight have flown with us before.
The letters reportedly contain an apology from the airline, a customer service phone number recipients can call for assistance, a $5,000 check, and state that the airline will send the recipient a $1,000 travel voucher via email.