Honeymooners ‘covered in … Blood' Join Billion-dollar Lawsuit Against Southwest, Boeing After Deadly 2018 Flight

A couple headed for their honeymoon aboard a Southwest Airlines flight in which a woman was nearly sucked out a broken window has joined a billion-dollar lawsuit against the airline and the plane's manufacturer.An attorney based in Atlanta has filed an amended lawsuit that includes Tyler and Alexis Albin, who witnessed the April 2018 fatality on Flight 1380 from several seats away, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta.The flight, which left New York LaGuardia Airport bound for Dallas, suffered midflight engine failure. Plane debris shot into the fuselage, breaking a window and depressurizing the cabin at an altitude of over 32,000 feet in what was the most serious U.S. aviation accident in recent history.Witness accounts paint a gruesome picture of how the cabin depressurization pulled passenger Jennifer Riordan through the window as her fellow passengers attempted to retrieve her and perform life-saving measures."We did about 10 cycles of rescue and CPR while we waited for EMS to get on the plane, but there was nothing else we could do ... It was helpless," Tyler Albin said in a 2018 interview. The Albins were students at Louisiana State University's Health Sciences Center in Shreveport at the time.Riordan, a 43-year-old New Mexico banking executive who was pulled through the plane's window, died on the flight.  Continue reading...

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