School confirms woman killed on Southwest flight was from Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —

Annunciation Catholic School confirmed on Tuesday that the woman who died after a Southwest’s plane’s apparent engine failure was from Albuquerque. The failure led to an emergency landing at Philadelphia's airport, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

An engine on the plane blew out and the victim, Jennifer Riordan, was taken to the hospital, according to news reports.

Riordan later died from her injuries at the hospital.

“We are deeply saddened to confirm that there is one fatality resulting from this accident. The entire Southwest Airlines Family is devastated and extends its deepest heartfelt sympathy to the customers, employees, family members, and loved ones affected by this tragic event. We have activated our emergency response team and are deploying every resource to support those affected by this tragedy," wrote the Southwest Airlines statement. 

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