‘We Asked God to Be With the Pilot’

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A passenger aboard the Southwest Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday after an engine exploded shared what got her through the terrifying ordeal.

Amanda Bourman had just drifted off to sleep when she was awakened by falling oxygen masks and an ice-cold wind rushing through the cabin. The plane’s left engine had exploded, sending shrapnel straight through one of the aircraft’s windows and causing the cabin to rapidly de-pressurize.

“I just had a really sick feeling in my stomach, my stomach was all in knots—you right away think that you’re not going to survive when an engine goes out,” the mother of three from Queens, New York, told People. {eoa}

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