We're learning more about that incident on a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas that had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine malfunctioned at 32,000 feet, damaging a window and nearly sucking a woman out of the plane.
Passengers are commending the pilot, Tammie Jo Shults, for her cool-headed handling of the emergency, and subsequent safe landing. One passenger, Alfred Tumlinson, of Corpus Christi commended Shults and her crew for their professionalism. "She has nerves of steel. That lady, I applaud her."
Shults was among the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. military. She was one of the first women to fly the “Top Gun” F-18 Hornet, eventually becoming an instructor.