Southwest Captain Tammie Jo Shults, other members of the crew of Flight 1380 and several passengers who were on the aircraft met with Donald Trump.
US President Donald Trump welcomed to the White House on Tuesday the pilot of a Southwest Airlines jet which lost an engine in flight and praised the “incredible job” she did in landing the stricken plane.
Southwest Captain Tammie Jo Shults, other members of the crew of Flight 1380 and several passengers who were on the aircraft met with Trump in the Oval Office.
Shults, one of the first women fighter pilots in the US Navy, has been hailed as a hero for landing the Boeing 737 on April 17 after a midair engine explosion.
Flight 1380 was en route from New York to Dallas when its left engine suddenly blew apart, sending shrapnel through a window and killing a 43 year old woman.
Shults Managed to land the airplane without any other loss which had 149 people on board, in Philadelphia.
“I’m honored to have the heroic crew and passengers of Southwest Flight 1380 at the White House today,” Trump said.