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Engine failure causes Southwest emergency landing in Philadelphia, one death reported

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines Co (LUV.N) with 143 passengers and five crew members aboard made an emergency landing on Tuesday at Philadelphia International Airport after suffering engine failure, and one person died, according to the airline and U.S. officials.

The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Robert Sumwalt, said at a briefing that one death had been reported, but did not elaborate on the specific circumstances.

Additional reporting by Tim Hepher in Paris, David Shepardson in Washington and Alana Wise in New York; Writing by Peter Szekely; Editing by Scott Malone, Bernadette Baum, Dan Grebler and Jonathan Oatis

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