Russia blames Israel for Syria shooting down military plane

Russia blames Israel for Syria shooting down military plane

A Russian surveillance aircraft was downed by Syria, killing all 15 on board, and Moscow on Tuesday blamed Israel for indirectly causing the crash over the Mediterranean and threatened to retaliate for the “hostile” act. A Russian surveillance aircraft was downed by…

Vanilla Ice says he was on Emirates ‘flu’ plane

Vanilla Ice says he was on Emirates ‘flu’ plane

Rapper Vanilla Ice was among the 521 passengers stranded on an Emirates flight at JFK Airport early Wednesday amid an apparent on-board flu outbreak, the one-hit-wonder tweeted. “So I just landed from Dubai and now there is like tons of ambulances and…

FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion

FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it would order inspection of some 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger. The…

Cause of death revealed for victim on Southwest flight

Cause of death revealed for victim on Southwest flight

The woman who perished during a terrifying Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday died of blunt impact trauma. A coroner’s report released Wednesday said that mother-of-two Jennifer Riordan’s cause of death was blunt impact trauma to the head, neck and torso. The 43-year-old…

Inside the chaos after woman partially sucked out plane window

Inside the chaos after woman partially sucked out plane window

Passengers aboard the nightmare Southwest Airlines flight spent a harrowing 22 minutes in the air after the engine exploded, investigators said Wednesday. The plane banked hard and vibrated violently following the blast, which caused shrapnel to bust a window. A woman was…

The terrifying science behind getting sucked out a plane window

The terrifying science behind getting sucked out a plane window

During a terrifying Southwest flight that suffered a midair engine explosion Tuesday, a passenger was “partially sucked out” of the airplane’s window after a piece of shrapnel reportedly broke through, leaving one person dead and seven others injured. While movies often depict…

Blown engine in Southwest plane showed signs of ‘metal fatigue’

Blown engine in Southwest plane showed signs of ‘metal fatigue’

The engine that exploded on a Southwest Airlines jet 32,000 feet in the air showed evidence of “metal fatigue” according to a preliminary investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. Passengers on the twin-engine Boeing 737 bound to Dallas from LaGuardia Tuesday,…

Southwest passenger killed by engine explosion identified

Southwest passenger killed by engine explosion identified

The person who died on a terrifying Southwest flight after an engine exploded midair on Tuesday has been identified as a public relations specialist for Wells Fargo. Jennifer Riordan, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, perished after the left engine of Flight 1380 —…

Engine explodes during Southwest flight

Engine explodes during Southwest flight

A woman was nearly sucked out of a Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday when an engine exploded in midair, causing shrapnel to shatter the jet’s window, according to terrified passengers. The left engine of Flight 1380 — bound for Dallas from LaGuardia Airport…

Passengers on Southwest flight told loved ones goodbye

Passengers on Southwest flight told loved ones goodbye

Terrified passengers on the Southwest Airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded at 38,000 feet frantically called and texted loved ones as they prepared for the worst, according to reports and social media posts. “The…

Southwest passenger dead after midair engine explosion

Southwest passenger dead after midair engine explosion

A passenger was killed aboard a Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday when an engine exploded in mid-air, causing shrapnel to shatter the jet’s window and the cabin to de-pressurize, according to officials and terrified fliers. The left engine of Flight 1380 suddenly burst…