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Old 04-18-2018, 03:49 AM
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Default One Of The First Navy Female Fighter Pilots Landed Southwest Flight With Blown Engine

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One of the first female Navy pilots in history landed the Southwest Airlines plane forced to make an emergency landing after the engine blew out, according to a Tuesday report.

Navy pilot Tammie Jo Shults landed Southwest Flight 1380 after part of its left engine was destroyed, causing a window on the plane to crack open. The woman sitting by the window was almost sucked out of the plane but fellow passengers grabbed her.

The flight was en route to Dallas Love airport from New York City but was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia, Pa. Shults, 56, kept calm throughout the horrific incident, as heard in audio from her conversation with air traffic controllers.

After takeoff, a small piece of the airplane’s engine reportedly broke off and smashed a window of the plane while at an altitude of approximately 32,000 ft.

Shults was able to land the plane even though the plane’s engine had been blown out.

“We dropped probably from 30,000 feet to 25,000 feet, and then the pilot kind of regained control and brought it down safely to Philadelphia,” a passenger toldHeavy.

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Female yes...hero for sure!!!
former jet fighter pilot!

32 thousand feet...boom...cabin presure gone.

Jennifer Raredon-rest in peace
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Great work by the pilot for sure. Kudos for keeping her head. However hero? I’m not sure. A hero runs towards danger which puts them at risk for the sake of helping others. Her ass was on the line as well as everyone else, she got out of a bad place. Talented, skilled yes. Btw Sully doesn’t fit my definition of a hero either. Both deserve kudos.

Firefighter running into a to a burning building, soldier saving a buddy in the line of fire, they are hero’s.

Btw what’s the big deal about her being a woman? Did we expect that she would handle this less professional because of a vagina?
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There's one in every crowd^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Great day all!!!!
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Hero's save lives !! She qualifies in my book. Congrats and prayers to Mrs. Raredon's family and for what they will have to go through.
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Disagree. They also chose to be the first one in line to auger in if it goes bad, and it's all on their shoulders if there's a chance to save it.

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Great work by the pilot for sure. Kudos for keeping her head. However hero? I’m not sure. A hero runs towards danger which puts them at risk for the sake of helping others. Her ass was on the line as well as everyone else, she got out of a bad place. Talented, skilled yes. Btw Sully doesn’t fit my definition of a hero either. Both deserve kudos.

Firefighter running into a to a burning building, soldier saving a buddy in the line of fire, they are hero’s.

Btw what’s the big deal about her being a woman? Did we expect that she would handle this less professional because of a vagina?
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Agreed, nice job but hero? I’ve been flying jet airplanes for over 20yrs and the entire crew (not just the left seat pilot) did a great job getting the damaged plane down safely and no further loss of life. The media seems surprised that a woman could pull this off, I’m not. She was/is trained to the same standards as everyone else on the line.
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Originally Posted by Conchyjodyoos View Post
Agreed, nice job but hero? I’ve been flying jet airplanes for over 20yrs and the entire crew (not just the left seat pilot) did a great job getting the damaged plane down safely and no further loss of life. The media seems surprised that a woman could pull this off, I’m not. She was/is trained to the same standards as everyone else on the line.

Agree 100%. She was trained for this and it is what she is paid to do.
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Poor woman by the window, but what do they mean hit her head and died on impact? I am curious the connection between the window and the engine? I understand if the wing/engine broke off maybe the window would go with it, but isn't the engine attached to the wing? Hate saying this but wonder if there is a video...
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Maybe we should ask some of those passengers if she fits their definition of hero, or if they are going to rate her with just average service since it's "what's she's paid to do"
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Maybe we should ask some of those passengers if she fits their definition of hero, or if they are going to rate her with just average service since it's "what's she's paid to do"
It HAS too be just because she was a woman. Nothing to see here.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Maybe we should ask some of those passengers if she fits their definition of hero, or if they are going to rate her with just average service since it's "what's she's paid to do"
Don't ask those people. Most of them believe in "air pockets" and think the plane would fall out of the sky if it has only one engine.
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Originally Posted by Conchyjodyoos View Post
Agreed, nice job but hero? I’ve been flying jet airplanes for over 20yrs and the entire crew (not just the left seat pilot) did a great job getting the damaged plane down safely and no further loss of life. The media seems surprised that a woman could pull this off, I’m not. She was/is trained to the same standards as everyone else on the line.
Question for you if I might......did you see 60 minutes the other night re allegiant airlines? If so what's your take? I was equally appalled at the nonchalance of the head of the FAA as I was by the lack of a culture of safety at allegiant. Surprised pilots would even climb in the cockpit.
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Originally Posted by bayfisher92 View Post
Poor woman by the window, but what do they mean hit her head and died on impact? I am curious the connection between the window and the engine? I understand if the wing/engine broke off maybe the window would go with it, but isn't the engine attached to the wing? Hate saying this but wonder if there is a video...
A pieces of the engine flew out and hit the window, severely damaging it. Pressure inside the plane then likely blew it out and the rushing air from the plane forced that passenger violently against the window or window frame (it's also possible that the piece of engine stuck her, but no info yet). Imagine a 50ft balloon bursting right next to your head and how that would feel, if you would even survive. The engine didn't break off the plane, just the front part of the engine disintegrated. Most of the engine is still there under the wing.
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Well trained pilot responded well to her training, and got the aircraft back under control after loosing power in one engine. Immediately descended to safe altitude, and headed for nearest suitable airport.
She really didn't have many other options, as she didn't have a parachute.
Job well done, but no hero crap really applies.
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Female yes...hero for sure!!!
former jet fighter pilot!

32 thousand feet...boom...cabin presure gone.

Jennifer Raredon-rest in peace
Tough crowd.....

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I thought we are are equal?
To report the pilot was a female, although it may be a fact (if the human identified as a "female" in that time period) is a sexist comment.


Hip, hip hooray !!! , for the (human) pilot.
Seriously, GREAT JOB for the entire crew!!!




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Really now what is a hero? It is losing it’s definition because it has become the “ it “ term in the public media. Pretty soon it will become the next participation trophy.

Was the pilot heroic? My head says dispassionately no, she did what she was trained to do and presumably practiced in a simulator. Part of me says yes because until the engine craps out you don’t really know if you can respond correctly or if the stuff they taught you really does work.

All I know for sure is when I fly next week I will pick a seat away from the engine and I hope she is the pilot on my flight.
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Is she a hero???

I guess it depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is.....
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I guess I just don't see how calling her a hero is inaccurate.

You can train all you want for this scenario but until it is actually happening, you simply don't know how someone will react.

She kept her cool and did exactly what she was supposed to do, without panicking. End result was a safe landing...to me, that makes her a hero. She rose to the occasion.

The fact that she is a woman has nothing to do with it.

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