Published on Friday, April 20, 2018

Passengers of Southwest Flight 1380 reportedly receive USD5,000

Southwest Airlines has reportedly handed out checks for $5,000 to passengers on Flight 1380, which killed one after an engine explosion.

CNN reports at least three passengers have received checks accompanied with a letter expressing 'sincere apologies' for the incident which had been earlier described by a passenger as '25 minutes of sustained fear.'

A letter addressed to passenger Kamau Siwatu said: "We value you as our customer and hope you will allow us another opportunity to restore your confidence in Southwest as the airline you can count on for your travel needs. n this spirit, we are sending you a check in the amount of $5,000 to cover any of your immediate financial needs."

CNN says at least two others received similar letters.

In addition to the checks, passengers get a $1,000 travel voucher.

The NTSB said cracks found on a fan blade was more than likely due to metal fatigue.

The agency is still investigating and may not release a full report for up to a year.

Flying debris from the engine damaged the fuselage and shattered a window.

Passenger Jennifer Riordan was almost sucked out of the aircraft and later died of her injuries.


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  • Money ?

    Maybe a free flight but no money should have been given

    By Michael Anderson, Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • Cheap fix!

    I'll tell you this: $5000 would not satisfy MY soul, nor my nerves....had I been on Southwest Flight 1380. I suggest that all passengers who were forced to experience that horrific ride, get together to form a class action suit ASAP. Damages? Permanent!

    By RANDY MAGED, Friday, April 20, 2018

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