A passenger aboard Southwest Flight 1380 was killed after the plane suffered an engine failure resulting in a window explosion, creating what had to be the most terrifying moments in the lives of every person on the flight. Many were injured, all were obviously in discomfort, and unfortunately, one passenger did not survive the incident.

New York to Dallas

When flight 1380 took off from New York's LaGuardia Airport everything seemed to be running as smooth as ever, at least for the first 20 minutes or so.

According to a CNN report, the Southwest Airlines jet carrying 149 passengers was scheduled to depart from New York and land in Dallas, Texas until the unthinkable happened.

The Plane was flying at 32,500 feet Tuesday morning when suddenly an explosion on the left side of the plane set off alarms and immediately put everyone into panic mode.

The passengers on board had to feel like they were in a real-life horror movie. The end result of this terrifying tragedy left one woman dead, seven people injured and led to an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport.

A USA Today report indicates that Jennifer Riordan, a 43-year-old mother of two, was seriously injured when the window exploded, causing a sudden drop in air pressure that nearly caused her to be sucked right outside. Riordan was rushed to a Philadelphia hospital after the plane made an emergency landing, where she later passed away.

Unsung heroes of flight 1380

No one hearing about this story can imagine what these people were thinking when all of this chaos began. To say it was terrifying is an understatement of epic proportions. However, two passengers have to be recognized for their reported bravery.

Tim McGinty, a farm and ranch real estate worker, did his best during this unthinkable incident to try and pull Jennifer Riordan back inside the plane himself, but he needed a helping hand.

That’s where firefighter Andrew Needum of Celina, Texas came in. The two successfully helped Riordan get back in the plane, where Needum and a nurse performed CPR on her.

"My husband loves God and believes our purpose here is to love fiercely and to serve others ... Some heroes wear capes, but mine wears a cowboy hat," McGinty's wife said.

Now the fallout begins. Many folks have a lot of questions for Southwest, with the obvious being how could this have happened in the first place? Was it a freak accident, or could it have been prevented? Time will tell, but you better believe that this incident will be thoroughly investigated.