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Kerrville couple among passengers in today’s Southwest flight emergency landing


It has been confirmed that Kerrville locals Heath Gregory and his wife Laurie Cloud Gregory were among the passengers in today’s emergency landing of the Southwest Airlines flight 1380.

The plane was heading to Dallas and had just left from Laguardia Airport and at around 10:15 this morning, the Southwest flight suffered an “apparent in-flight engine failure of the left engine”, according to officials.


There was one fatality reported this morning, a victim identified by CNN as 43 year old Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is the first Southwest Airlines fatality due to an in-flight incident, and the first US incident since 2009.

Luckily The Gregory’s were unharmed during the very frightening incident in which the plane had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia. Laurie took to her Facebook page today to talk about her experience on the flight.

This is a developing story. We will update this story as we get more information



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