Southwest Passenger’s Lawsuit Alleges She Suffered Emotional Damage After A Flight Is Forced To Make An Emergency Landing.

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A Southwest airplane was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine failure. Although the plane was safely landed by the pilot, the engine explosion sent debris flying through the cabin. When it struck a window, one passenger was partially sucked out of the plane and tragically killed. Lilia Chavez, who has filed the lawsuit, claims that she experienced severe emotional trauma not only due to her belief that she was going to die, but also from watching a fellow passenger actually die. Southwest, GE Aviations, and the jet engine suppliers have all been named as parties in the lawsuit.

Chavez claims that the incident has left her with emotional and mental complications, including depression and anxiety. She seeks to recover damages for mental, physical, and emotional suffering, as well as financial damages for loss of wages and future medical expenses, according to her attorney Bradley J. Stoll of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The April 17 incident is being looked into and investigators hope to have a cause of the engine failure soon.

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