Trump 'very proud' of crew of troubled Southwest flight

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President Donald Trump welcomed hero pilot Tammie Jo Shults and other crew members and passengers from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 to the Oval Office Tuesday, recognizing the work of those in the cabin and the cockpit following catastrophic engine failure.

On the chaotic flight, several passengers rushed to aid Riordan, a mother of two, who was partly sucked out of a window near the failed engine. The lawsuit alleges that the traumatic events of Flight 1380 left Chavez suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other personal injuries.

Southwest said it can't comment on any pending litigation.

"Our focus remains on working with the NTSB to support their investigation. The safety and security of our employees and customers is our highest priority at all times", the airline said in a statement.

Brittany Oswell's parents and widower filed their April 18 lawsuit in a federal court in SC, where the 25-year-old nurse and her husband Cory lived.

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The pilot of flight 145 announced to passengers that the engine was overheating and he placed it on idle mode.

An Alaska Airlines plane was compelled to make an emergency landing in Honolulu, Hawaii, after pilots throttled down one of the plane's engines.

After the incident, European regulators gave airlines nine months to check the engines.

Her lawsuit alleges that the air carrier was negligent and breached its obligations - failing to warn passengers that the aircraft and engine had defects. Safran could not immediately be reached. She was the first passenger death on a US airline since 2009 - and the first ever in Southwest Airlines' history. They have lost 18.2 percent year to date.

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