Southwest Explosion Happened Only 20 Minutes Into Flight


For 20 minutes, the Southwest Airlines jet was a normal flight from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard. The plane was flying at 32,500 feet Tuesday morning as passengers settled in for the nearly four-hour flight. Suddenly, the alarms blared in the cockpit as what sounded like explosions boomed from the left side of the plane. Oxygen masks swiftly dangled from the ceiling.