About 30 minutes after Southwest flight 1380 took off from LaGuardia airport, one of the plane's engines failed forcing an emergency landing. Shrapnel from the engine blew out a window causing the interior pressure to drop rapidly and sucked passenger Jennifer Riordan partially out the window. Passengers were able to pull the woman back into the plane and Peggy Phillips, a retired school nurse did not hesitate to jump into action when a call came for anyone who knew CPR.
"You know that there's a job to do and you put every ounce of that energy into that job. I knew I had to try to save that woman," said Phillips.
Although the plane was able to land safely at Philadelphia International Airport, unfortunately, Jennifer's injuries were too severe for her to survive.
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