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Southwest Airlines incident: Jet makes emergency landing in Philadelphia

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A US passenger jet has made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after part of the covering on its left engine got ripped off.

The Southwest Airlines plane was flying from New York’s La Guardia airport to Dallas, Texas, with 143 passengers and crew aboard.

Media reports say one person was hurt.

“All of a sudden, we heard this loud bang, rattling, it felt like one of the engines went out,” passenger Kristopher Johnson told CNN.

“It just shredded the left-side engine completely … it was scary.”

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