President Trump hosted the heroes of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 at the White House Tuesday, praising their courage in landing the damaged plane and their efforts to save the lone passenger who was killed.
The White House said Trump wants to thank Tammie Joe Shults, the captain of Flight 1380, First Officer Darren Ellisor and the three flight attendants aboard the Dallas-bound flight out of NY that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. As we previously reported, the airline had given those affected $5000 in compensation.
Tammie Jo Shults and First Officer Darren Ellisor, the pilots, are expected to attend, along with three flight attendants and five passengers.
The plane, a Boeing 737 bound from NY to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia as passengers breathing through oxygen masks that dropped from the ceiling prayed and braced for impact.
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"President Trump will welcome the crewmembers and passengers from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 to the Oval Office". Shultz was one of the first female fighter pilot in Navy history and has also said flying is her way of witnessing God firsthand.
Several other passengers suffered injuries described by authorities as minor.
"They said you were calm and strong and cool" during the harrowing flight, Trump said. While the passengers waited for buses back to the terminal, Shults explained what happened.
Southwest has declined to discuss pending litigation.