Passenger Sues Southwest Airline For PTSD After Deadly Accident

Cameron Fairchild
August 03, 2018 - 7:57 am
The engine on a Southwest Airlines plane is inspected as it sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - One of the passengers aboard a deadly Southwest flight, is suing the airline.

It's the latest lawsuit filed in connection with the April 2018 engine explosion which shattered a window and depressurized the cabin during a flight from New York to Dallas. One passenger, Jennifer Riordan, died when she was partially sucked out of the window.  

Zachary Coleman was sitting eight rows behind Riordan and claims he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after that flight. He is seeking compensation for lost wages and pain and suffering.

Coleman's lawsuit accuses Southwest of failing to properly inspect the engine.

Southwest Airlines says it will not comment on pending litigation.