The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a press briefing Wednesday. NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt addressed the media and answered questions that revealed more details about the deadly flight.
Federal investigators are looking into a jet engine failure during Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 from New York to Dallas. One passenger was killed and others were injured.
Wednesday evening, the coroner confirmed that Jennifer Riordan was killed after the engine blew and hurled shrapnel at the plane and died of blunt impact trauma of head, neck and torso. She apparently was wearing a seat belt, but was partially sucked out of the plane.
Sumwalt said the Southwest jet landed at an unusually high speed and that the woman who died onboard was in row 14.
NTSB is currently in the process of interviewing the pilots from Flight 1380 and a transcript of the cockpit voice recorder will be provided in the coming days.