Passenger describes ‘near death experience’ during emergency landing

Published on : Monday, December 14, 2015

Southwest-flight-from-Lorenzo-Hernandez's-postSouthwest Airlines Flight 987 from Austin to Harlingen had to make an emergency landing in San Antonio after a part of the wing appeared out of place. A passenger on board, Lorenzo Hernandez Jr described his experience while in a facebook post and needless to mention, the situation was quite dreadful.


Describing his experience as ‘a near death experience’, he added how a few people on board screamed that a part of the flight flew off and a panel of the wing was hanging.


So what I believe was a near death experience today. I survived Southwest Airlines flight 987. During the flight on the…

Posted by Lorenzo Hernandez Jr on Sunday, December 13, 2015


There were 109 passengers on board the Southwest Airlines flight along with five crew members. The plane made a safe landing at around 5 p.m. on Sunday and there were no injuries reported.


According to the airline officials, the plane was removed from service for further investigation. Early speculations reveal that the aircraft suffered from a problem which is called a ‘flap track canoe fairing’. Another aircraft was deployed to fly the passengers on to Harlingen about two hours late.

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One Response to Passenger describes ‘near death experience’ during emergency landing

  1. satyendra kumar kohli says:

    You are very good giving travel newsof all over the world

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