Trump honors crew of ill-fated Southwest Airlines Flight 1380

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President Donald Trump is set to meet with crewmembers and passengers from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 at the White House Tuesday afternoon, after the flight was forced to make an emergency landing last month when an engine exploded.

Trump later addressed the death of Jennifer Riordan, a New Mexico bank executive who was killed after being almost sucked out the flight heading to Dallas from NY on April 17.

"Our hearts break for the family of the passenger who tragically lost their life", the president said in the Oval Office, surrounded by the two pilots, three flight attendants and five passengers who assisted frightened passengers.

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The White House said Trump wants to thank Tammie Joe Shults, the captain of Flight 1380, First Officer Darren Ellisor and the three flight attendants aboard the Dallas-bound flight out of NY that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. "She must have been a fantastic woman". She died later from her injuries. She waved off accolades, saying it sometimes was easier to be the pilot rather than a passenger.

Flight 1380 was headed from NY to Dallas last month when an engine on the Boeing 737 exploded at 30,000 feet. Shrapnel damaged the fuselage and broke the window.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairman Robert Sumwalt said it was the first passenger fatality in a US airline accident since 2009.

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Trump, in a meeting in the Oval Office, praised the response of pilot Tammie Jo Shults, who steered the plane to safety on April 17 after an engine explosion blew out a window, killing passenger Jennifer Riordan.

Shults then landed the Boeing 737 safely.

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