‘Oh, Here We Go': Pilot Tammie Jo Shares Southwest Flight 1380 Experience in ABC Interview

In the moments after an engine failed on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 on April 17, Capt. Tammie Jo Shults and co-pilot Darren Ellisor resorted to hand signals to communicate as they leveled out a plane that had depressurized at 32,000 feet and left those onboard fearing for their lives.“My firsts thoughts were actually ‘Oh, here we go,’” Shults told ABCNews in an interview set to air on 20/20 Friday night. “It was loud. It was hard to communicate for a lot of different reasons.”Twenty minutes later, the plane was on the ground after an emergency landing. One passenger, 43-year-old Jennifer Riordan, had been killed in the accident as the window she sat next to blew out after being struck by engine shrapnel. But of the 148 other passengers, only a few suffered minor injuries.Shults' and Ellisor's poise under pressure has been widely praised in the weeks since the April 17 accident, including by President Donald Trump during a visit by the crew to the White House.  Continue reading...

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