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Courage on Flight 1380

AS THE PILOT STRUGGLED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING, A REALTOR, A FIREFIGHTER, A NURSE AND A PROFESSOR FOUGHT TO SAVE A LIFE
Midair Explosion The 737’s left engine was on fire when pilot Shults made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

Just as Southwest Flight 1380 hit cruising altitude en route from New York to Dallas on April 17, Hollie Mackey put down the book she was reading, unbuckled her seat belt and was about to go to the bathroom—when a flight attendant announced that passengers should fasten their seat belts and prepare for turbulence. Sliding back into seat 14C on the aisle, Mackey exchanged a knowing glance with Jennifer Riordan, who had also been reading and was seated next to the window in 14A. “We gave each other one of those ‘Oh great, it’s going to be one of

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