A woman died after a Southwest Airlines jet suffered engine failure and made an emergency landing on Tuesday, marking the first accidental fatality on a domestic flight in nine years, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
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The NTSB said a fan blade had broken off, apparently because of metal fatigue. She walked through the aisle and talked with passengers to make sure they were OK after the plane touched down. More stories.
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Sumwalt said part of the engine covering was found in Bernville, Pennsylvania, about 70 miles kilometers west of Philadelphia. She was out of the plane. Media Video Audio Photos.