The wife of a passenger attempting to rescue the woman who died on the sentenced Southwest Airlines flight has praised her husband's bravery.
"Some heroes wear robes, my bear is a cowboy hat," said Kristin McGinty after her and the man Tim made it home.
Mr McGinty pulled Jennifer Riordan back through the window after being partially sucked after the engine from Flight 1380 failed at 30,000 feet.
The real estate of the farm and the ranch, sitting a few rows in front of the window across the hallway, helped his wife on his oxygen mask and held his hand when the shrapnel hit the glass and exploded.
Ms Riordan, 43, was sucked out, but quick thinking Mr McGinty hurried to pull her back in the plane, with firefighter Andrew Needum coming to his help.
"A guy helped and we got her pulled in and they tried to revive her," he told USA Toda y.
Mr Needum and Ethnic Nurse Peggy Phillips gave the mother two CPRs, but they could not revive her.
"My husband loves God and thinks our purpose here is to love hard and serve others," said Mrs McGinty, from Hubbard, Texas.
Ms Phillips said Ms Riordan, a bank director from New Mexico, suffered "significant head trauma, facial trauma" after she was pulled out of the window.
"If you might imagine going through a flight window at about 600 mph (965 km / h) and hit either the hull or the wing with your body with your face … I can tell you that there was a significant trauma to the body, "said Ms Phillips.
Passenger Marty Martinez told CNN objects began to fly out of the hole in the window and "passengers just next to her held on" the woman was pulled out. "And meanwhile there was blood all over this man's hands." He thought of her, "said Martinez.
The passengers tried to stab the hole in the window as the plane began to plummet and tilt in turbulence.
Mrs. Riordan died of her injuries and seven other passengers were injured during the disaster on the flight from New York to Dallas.
The Boeing 737 suffered engine failure shortly after leaving New York's La Guardia Airport.
Phillips said the 143 passengers on board knew something was not right soon after. "Everyone thought it might be. Soon after the start, we heard a loud noise and the plane began to shake like nothing I've ever experienced before," she said. "It seemed as if the plane came apart. It was scary."
Parts that flew out of the failing engine hit and broke the window in row 17, causing the air to blow the cabin, The business woman almost sucked out of the plane. 19659003] The pilots entered a dive to provide breathable air to the 149 people aboard before taking an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
A piece of the engine was later found nearly 100 km away on Earth in Pennsylvania.
"I just remember holding my husband's hand and we just prayed and prayed," said passenger Amanda Bourman, New York.
Passengers have praised the "amazing, incredible" pilot Tammie Jo Shults, 56, who flew to safety. In a flight control message, she called for help.
In sound of the radio communications radio program achieved by NBC Philadelphia, Ms Shults can be heard quietly and describes the terrible situation.
"We have a part of the plane missing, so we have to slow down," she can sound to say. "We're missing a part of the plane. So we have to slow down … They said there's a hole and someone went out."
National Transport Security Chairman Robert Sumwalt said the number 13 fan blade was separated and missing from the engine. The blade broke from the point where it would get into the hub and there was evidence of metal fatigue, Sumwalt said.
As a security measure, Southwest said on Tuesday evening that it would inspect similar engines in its fleet over the next 30 days.
On Wednesday morning, a bird strike demanded another Southwest Airlines jet plane to make an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee.
The airline said the pilot from Flight 577 from Nashville to Phoenix declared an emergency after the bird's hit plan and landed safely at Nashville International Airport.