Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Reported Engine Fire: 'It Appears We Are Going Down!' Passenger Says

UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. EDT – An official from the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed that one person died after an engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight. The plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday afternoon on its way to Dallas Love Field from New York's LaGuardia Airport.

Authorities had not yet released the identity of the person who died.

Breaking: NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt confirms one person died after an engine failed on a Southwest Airlines flight that was diverted to Philadelphia today.

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Original story:

A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday afternoon after the plane's engine may have caught on fire.

Southwest Flight 1380 from New York's LaGuardia to Dallas Love Field landed in a remote area of the runway at Philadelphia International Airport, where passengers were released from the plane.

Marty Martinez, a passenger on the plane, posted a Facebook Live video during the emergency landing.

"Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!!" he wrote.

Martinez posted on Facebook that one of the windows shattered after the engine blew out.

"Flight attendants ran over calling for passengers to help cover the hole as they broke down and began uncontrollably crying and looking horrified as they looked outside. Plane dropped dramatically and it smelled like fire with ash coming down on everyone thru the vents. Absolutely terrifying, but we are okay," Martinez wrote.

A father reportedly said that his daughter was partially sucked out of the plane, but passengers were able to pull her back in, according to MSNBC.

Southwest Airlines said in a statement they were in the process of finding out more information.

"The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, has 143 Customers and five Crewmembers onboard. We are in the process of gathering more information. Safety is always our top priority at Southwest Airlines, and we are working diligently to support our Customers and Crews at this time," the statement said.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.