Engine explodes as plane from New York to Dallas makes emergency landing

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SOUTHWEST Airlines fly from New York's La Guardia Airport to Dallas made a landing at Philadelphia airport on Tuesday with a portion of the tire from its left engine turned off.

"A passenger, a woman, was partially … pulled out of the plane … was withdrawn by other passengers," said Todd Bauer, father of one of the passengers, WACU ].

Sources told FOX 29 that a passenger was in critical condition with head trauma and nine others were injured in the incident.

News helicopter recordings showed damage to the left engine of the aircraft and the asphalt covered with foam from fire crews. Passenger Marty Martinez made a short Facebook Live postage with the caption "Something's wrong with our plane! Dallas !! "

Philadelphia airport tweeted this flight 1380" landed safely at PHL and passengers were brought into the terminal. "

Flight 1380 was a route from LaGuardia Airport in New York City to Dallas Love Field when it was diverted to Philadelphia International Airport. The plane transported 143 passengers and five crew members.

Southwest said it was investigating the incident.

"We are collecting more information," said the statement. "Security is always our highest priority at Southwest Airlines, and we work diligently to support our customers and crew members at this time."

Messages seeking comments from the Federal Aviation Administration were not returned immediately.

Firemen were on stage, but a spokeswoman could not immediately give details.

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