Crew of Southwest Flight 1380 open up about experience

Faith helped the attendants keep calm during the emergency

Dan Wing
May 23, 2018 - 1:10 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The entire crew of the Southwest Flight that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after an engine blew a hole in the side of the plane last month discussed the fatal flight on 'CBS This Morning' on Wednesday.

The engine explosion blew a hole in a passenger window, leading to the death of Jennifer Reardon, who was partially sucked out. 

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Captain Tammie Jo Shultz was given high praise for landing the plane safely, but says she couldn't have done it without her co-pilot Darren Ellisor.

"I flew and talked while he took care of all the switchology, cause there's a lot of things going with different systems that actually need to be shut down," Shultz said. "Like the fuel on that engine needed to be shut off and things like that."

Attendant Seanique Mallory says the crew actually had a long talk about religion right before take off. 

"Not knowing what was going to happen minutes later," Mallory said. "God had already prepared us without us even knowing."

Mallory says that faith helped the attendants keep calm during the emergency.