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Trump To Meet Crew & Passengers From Fatal Southwest Airlines Flight

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is meeting the crew and passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight forced into an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded, damaging the fuselage and critically injuring a passenger who was partially sucked out of a window broken by shrapnel.

The White House said that Trump wants to thank the crew for safely landing the damaged airplane. He also wants to meet the passengers who assisted other travelers.

Capt. Tammie Jo Shults and First Officer Darren Ellisor, the pilots, are expected to attend, along with three flight attendants and five passengers.

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 was headed from New York to Dallas last month when an engine on the Boeing 737 exploded at 30,000 feet. Jennifer Riordan, a bank executive from New Mexico, died from her injuries.

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