Southwest Plane From LGA Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Explodes!

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This is terrifying!  Thank goodness the plane made it down on the ground after making an emergency landing in Philly.  

Flight 1380 which departed from LaGuardia this morning was forced to make the emergency landing after one of the engines exploded!  We're hearing that one of the windows shattered from debris and passengers were forced to wear oxygen masks.  Believe it or not, some filmed the scary ordeal.

Southwest Airlines has released the following statement about the incident:

“We are aware that Southwest flight #1380 from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Dallas Love Field (DAL) has diverted to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). We are in the process of transporting Customers and Crew into the terminal. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, has 143 Customers and five Crewmembers onboard. We are in the process of gathering more information. Safety is always our top priority at Southwest Airlines, and we are working diligently to support our Customers and Crews at this time.”

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