Woman Who Landed Damaged Plane Was One Of First Female Fighter Pilots

Southwest Pilot Tammie Jo Shults had a terrifying day yesterday. She was the pilot of the plane that went down in Pennsylvania because of an engine loss. The plane broke apart at 32,000 feet which caused the plane to descend rapidly and forced an emergency landing at Philidelphia International Airport. 

Sadly, the explosion did kill one passenger. The fatality rate would have been worse without the calm, experienced pilot at the helm. 

Shults had been a Navy Fighter Pilot and was able to land the plane as safely as possible. Passengers praised Tammie for her landing. 

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