Like many people, I followed the recent incident on a Southwest Airlines flight when an engine exploded after taking off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
At 32,000 feet, the engine explosion shattered a window and caused significant damage to the aircraft forcing an emergency landing with 149 people on board. The pilot, a veteran, was able to take command of the situation and ultimately landed the plane with nearly all passengers unharmed.
I remembered listening to the news reports that were quick to label the pilot a hero. Many of the broadcasts expressed their praise once the aircraft landed and lauded the