Woman killed in Southwest Airline plane accident ID'd as Albuquerque banking exec

Jennifer Riordan (Courtesy: Albuquerque Journal)

The woman who died after a Southwest Airline plane’s engine blew sending shrapnel flying through the plane has been identified as an Albuquerque woman.

The Albuquerque Journal is reporting that local banker and longtime community volunteer Jennifer Riordan was killed in the accident Tuesday.

An email sent out to parents at Annunciation Catholic School confirmed Riordan of Albuquerque, whose two children attend the school, was killed in an unusual airline incident, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

  • Seven other people aboard the Boeing 737 that was headed from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Dallas' Love Field were treated for minor injuries, according to Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel.

The Federal Aviation Administration said that the plane landed in Philadelphia after the crew reported damage to one of the engines, along with the fuselage and at least one window. They didn't immediately explain what went wrong. The National Transportation Safety Board sent investigators to the airport.

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