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Husband of woman killed on Southwest flight remembers their last conversation

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Michael Riordan's wife Jennifer was killed on Southwest Flight 1380 after an engine failed 32,000 feet above the ground on April 17.
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Anya Vladim (7 days ago)
How devastating this is! I cant even imagine the pain she went through before she died.. such stupid way too. This angers me too, because this could've been prevented! I love flying and have been since i was 2, and its ALWAYS window seat, its my favorite! But now...now im taking the isle...
lucy (11 days ago)
my heart aches for them.
Madi Ignacia (17 days ago)
May she Rest In Peace
TogetherWeFly176 (18 days ago)
I am not one to cry over videos, but when that man was describing how he told his children about his wife, I felt so much sadness, I couldn't control my tears. Lord, please let that family live out the rest of their days in peace. It was clear how much love that man had for his wife :'(
Chloe Bennett (19 days ago)
What is that kind of death like?
Moonstone Amethyst (25 days ago)
This is heartbreaking 💔😞 That woman died and is never gonna be able to see her family, ever again. 😭
New World Rońin (26 days ago)
Life is precious. I'm happy to see how the husband has his kids to keep him going and how they celebrated her life rather than mourn her passing. Her physical body may have perished but nobody dies if we keep their spirit alive in our hearts.
Mario Lopez (27 days ago)
Law suit
• Fantasy Wølf• (27 days ago)
She died! Nooooo! 😭
Peace & Love (1 month ago)
This beautiful woman picked a wonderful man to be the father of her kids... God bless this family.
Prollydrunk (1 month ago)
Guys...the doctor is suppose to wait to tell them in person. But I’m sobbing so whatever
Jacqueline M (1 month ago)
May she teston peace! 😢😢
eggplant iguana (1 month ago)
Jesus Christ....
Jenny Reyes (1 month ago)
So sad😢
Mark Gabl (1 month ago)
There have actually been instances where these "Plexi-glass" windows have simply been defective and were Sucked out of the Plane. Often this alone can cause a plane to crash. If not, anything that is not nailed down will be Sucked out that Window. Even a Passenger sitting in a seat an isle over without the Seat Belt buckled could be sucked out, colliding with other passengers that are in the path... These things happen in Seconds, and it doesn't matter if the window is Too Small for you to fit through, the suction is So Strong it will pull you through anyway and will shred you on the way out. There should be something like a "Metal Grill" like a "Mesh" similar to a Chain Link Fence, made of Titanium Wire 1/4 inch thick mounted over these windows as a Safety Precaution... This way the Window shouldn't get Sucked out of a defective frame, and in a case like this... if the Engine explodes and the parts go flying back, they would be deflected by the Grill, and the Window stays in tact. So Sad this family loses a Wonderful Wife and Mother in such a Freak Accident... Only good this is that she was the only one. - - Nobody knows what "Fate" has in store for us... if that woman did not bring that Large Coffee aboard, she would not have changed her seat, and She would have been the one to die. - - The other variable would be that if she was Not a "Considerate Person" who actually Cared enough to not inconvenience the other passengers in that Row of seats, she would have been the one to die. - - See Folks? Sometimes a person's "Consideration for Others" could save your life... Everyone should think of that. If I were that Woman, I'd take that Cup with me Everywhere... It would become my "Lucky Coffee Cup" ... that Big Cup of hers, and her "uncommon" consideration for others, ended up saving her life. My Heart goes out to this family, and everyone who knew her, and hope they make it through this...
Oscar Peralta (1 month ago)
Lady you are what everyone needs to be.
Viva los pepes (1 month ago)
What a different world that is now compared to years ago. Death is a serious for your whole eternity depends on it. Live your life now as if your next breath would take you into eternity.
Arizona Sky (1 month ago)
So the Mackey Lady would have been in her seat.. wow. My last name..
G (1 month ago)
I once heard an documentary on the airline industry, and one exec said, “The occasional crash is just the cost of doing business...” 😡
Sonyag1 (1 month ago)
God bless this man and his children.
jennifer stuart (1 month ago)
I'd bless your family!!!! Stay strong, and live for your children! Life is but 100 years, if we are lucky, but eternity is forever! My very wise grandma told me that when I lost a dear friend....it's so true.😏
Gigi (1 month ago)
So sad terrible
Constanze Steegmiller (1 month ago)
my heart goes out to Jennifers family and pray that time will really heal all wounds.
Filmon Tumezghi (1 month ago)
Am so sorry for your lose.this is heart breaking 😭😭😭
Fucking Potatoes (1 month ago)
😭😭😭
More Than A Conqueror (1 month ago)
Poor maintainance of the planes!!! If they've done a proper one they would have noticed a broken small fan in there 😠 Someone always has to die for something to be done properly and carefully! SAD! 😢😢😢😔😔😔😭😭😭😭 R.I.P
J Paterson (1 month ago)
I'm very sorry for the family's loss but the firefighter doesn't get to pull the god card when the woman died. The people, who tried and pulled the woman back in now have the memory of not being able to save her.
Lyric_96 (2 months ago)
My heart is heavy .. Rest In Peace , I’m so sorry for your loss and I will definitely be praying for your family. 🙏🏽❤️
Amy Stabenow (2 months ago)
and you and your children know that she was greatly loved and compassionate about others.. your children should take pride in their mom being brave and she wasn't alone.
Carol Davis (2 months ago)
Anyone would think hearing that your wife passed away in an unbelievably tragic way would be the hard part. Telling your children that their mother passed away would be far worse. My deepest condolences to this family whose lives will never be the same.
Ms Londonlove (1 month ago)
I am crying because of the sadness in this mans eyes and the fear that Jennifer probably felt when sucked out that window, clinging onto people for dear life, her life flashing before her eyes, every second feeling like an hour. I’m terrified of heights and all I can imagine is the sinking feeling in my stomach I get, when I look out from high buildings amplified by 1000. On a more positive note, you can tell he loved this woman.. I pray he and his children are able to continue to live their best lives.
John Dimambro (1 month ago)
Ms Londonlove it's heartbreaking, I can't even imagine losing my wife she's the love of my life, I'm guessing and hope with the speed of the plane and the incredible suction that she was probably rendered completely unconscious instantly and was no longer aware of what was happening, either way it's horrible, my heart goes out to Jennifer's husband and children
Rick Ramos (2 months ago)
What eventually caused her death? I assumed she was eventually pulled out of the plane completely and fell to her death but she was pulled back in. Was it the pressure to her body and internal organs that ultimately caused her death? Just wondering what the actual cause was because I was initially relieved to know she didn't get sucked all the way out, thinking she had survived and was devastated when they said she didn't make it. RIP Jen. I did not know you but wish I did for the warm and beautiful person you were. My heart goes out to her husband and especially her young children.
nysongbird (2 months ago)
How horrible for her and everyone involved. I can’t imagine the horror of being sucked out of an airplane and having witnessed it would be traumatizing to say the least. It’s one of those freak things that just makes you sick and makes you question a lot of things. So sad for her and her family having to go on without her.
Corey Smith (3 months ago)
damn that so sad......he about to get Paid tho!
Toby Lab (3 months ago)
I’m crying 😭
gaviota esquivel (3 months ago)
My 💔 may God gives all of her family strength
Isabella Villanueva (3 months ago)
RIP 😞☹😓
javier ramirez (3 months ago)
That sucks man ..I hate air planes that's like my biggest fears ..poor guy and his family god give u and your family peace ..
Kimberley Jones (3 months ago)
They were perfect for each other.
Am rose (3 months ago)
So sad awful he heard it the news at the same time the hospital was calling him. Then the doc called and confirmed it.
FN-BONEZZ (3 months ago)
simple fix...lightweight aluminum bars on the windows so things like this never happen again. God bless the family.
Isidora M (3 months ago)
Listen, never fly southwest.
Clara Crumal (3 months ago)
😣😣😔😞☹️😢 this is heart breaking
tippitytiptap (3 months ago)
What a beautiful heart her husband has
Anahi Romero (3 months ago)
This story is so tragic! Goes to show you that when its your time ots your time and the universe will align everything perfectly so that it happens. Glad she lived her life to the fullest and was a good hearted person. Rip
cc day (3 months ago)
I'm so very sorry fot their loss. I'm flying from to NC next month from Houston and this scares me. i used to love sitting next to the window i don't want to now. i wonder if there's anything we as passengers could notice if there's something wrong like what to look for? I'm not comfortable getting on an older plane! when theres paint peeling off i get nervous!
60sAmethyst (3 months ago)
This is one of the saddest stories that I've ever listened to.😢😢
max shepherd (3 months ago)
How would she have died oxygen starvation?
Yoo Jin (3 months ago)
So it’s Holly’s fault. If she didn’t move to 14c. Jennifer wouldn’t have sat in 14a and died.
Joe Dave (3 months ago)
United: someone gets dragged out.. Public outcry and stocks plummet..Southwest: someone dies.. Routine maintenance on blades and condolences.
C. Martin (3 months ago)
What a truly wonderful family, Jennifer is forever in our Nation's heart. peace be with you
Larry Gonzalez (3 months ago)
Heartbreaking very sorry for for your loss
559Cali (3 months ago)
I always choose the window seat everytime i fly..😨😨😨
Emote5iLove (3 months ago)
So sorry to the beautiful family , Jennifer will live in your hearts ♥️
HeyIt'sALEX (4 months ago)
my dad has been flying back and forth from china since before I was born. it has always been my biggest fear that something like this would happen to him.
Claudia Verni (4 months ago)
❤️😔
DanielK (4 months ago)
This is *exactly* why I dont mess with heights, or planes
Ashley Ramirez (4 months ago)
I don’t know what I’d do if I loose my mom. I hope that someday they can feel better❤️
sweetbrown Hall (4 months ago)
So sad
Lex 907 (4 months ago)
Pray for that little girl how had to witness it all
Erin S. (4 months ago)
This is heartbreaking, nothing can be said or done to fill the giant hole in the hearts of those that loved her.
shelly yastagirl (4 months ago)
Just tragic what happen to her made she rest in peace.
Eden Skye (4 months ago)
I'm so deeply sorry for your loss, Michael. May you be blessed and held by the Grace of God.
cutieprincess431 (4 months ago)
I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Sandy Sandy (4 months ago)
This is so sad
Lia John (4 months ago)
This is so sad... I lost it when the lady said"I put my hand on her back, just so she could at least know she wasn't alone". 😢😢😢
Eric Thompson (4 months ago)
This abc reporter has got to be the dumbest, ugliest reporter on tv. How does she have a job?
Jay Sanchez (4 months ago)
Prayers 🙌🏼
Minouche Jean (4 months ago)
so there was type of man on that plane... white people problems
Jacks (4 months ago)
RIP Jennifer you sure met all of your legacy’s ❤️❌⭕️ I so sorry to the family my heart breaks for you all prayers going up
cheristar (4 months ago)
So heartbreaking. I'm so sorry for his loss. It's sad when someone loses their partner.
Celina294 (4 months ago)
This is so heartbreaking 😣💔
Star Blue (4 months ago)
God bless u
Fixedtoaster (4 months ago)
🙏 keeping her and her family in my heart and prayers ❤️
TheJayson07 (4 months ago)
Wonder how much their family got payed out probably a few mill
Rachel Berkowitz (4 months ago)
God will help u
Rachel Berkowitz (4 months ago)
What a beautiful man . so strong god help him
Cekeybula (3 months ago)
husband doesn't lost his wife, kids lost their mother.
Cekeybula (3 months ago)
that's really rude response.
Ntandoyenkosi Zungu (3 months ago)
Cekeybula WTF are you trying to say?
Blakk Bonez (4 months ago)
To the family my condolences I can't even imagine how y'all must feel and what are going through we are all praying for all of you and to the beautiful mother taken too soon god speed looks like you will be missed by many and to the worthless lazy asshole that inspected the plane b4 it went up in the air I hope you didn't pass that engine on pure lazyness this surly can not be an oversight I'm not familiar with plane PM's but even on any machine in any industry PM's are performed daily b4 and after use to insure no down time or faults I'm sure there are way more strict Post Maintenance protocol in machines that fly in the air with passengers in it! You lazy stupid piece of shit.
Eszra (4 months ago)
I heard there was a man that got in front of the window and blocked it with his body but I didn't know about the woman until this one. Same video and the widow was the same. Strange that they didn't mention it.
Journey4Melissa (4 months ago)
What a horrible way to die. And that poor woman who should’ve sat in the window will forever be haunted by the “what if’s”....
Lammy Nguyen (4 months ago)
why is the little girl sitting in the window aisle?
Lammy Nguyen (4 months ago)
RIP </3
Rylee O'Bryan (4 months ago)
God bless this sweet family. I love their positivity and strength through this difficult time. Sending prayers 🙏🏼❤️
Melecia Wong Jacobs (4 months ago)
Sad
chelleoj (4 months ago)
Once the cabin pressure equalizes, no one else will be sucked out of the plane. It is a momentary thing. It will remain cold & things will be blowing around though.
M Josephine Fonzo (4 months ago)
MY SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. THIS SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED. YOUR WIFE AND MOTHER WOULD WANT YOU TO HAVE A FULL LIFE EVEN THOUGH SHE IS NOT HERE, HER SPIRIT LIVES ON IN ALL OF YOU GOD BLESS YOU
von Hessen (4 months ago)
What would have happened if she didn’t get sucked out since that plugged the hole?
von Hessen (4 months ago)
Sooo sad 💔
roxas the rogue (4 months ago)
Everyone here is such a pussy. Everyone here is gonna die, some today, some tomorrow. Suck it up, it was just a bitch anyway
I flew today and specifically asked for aisle seat. I am never sitting next to a window. ever. I'm so sorry your wife died. I hope you find the strength to move ahead. hopefully find love again. ❤️
Kiba Whitefang (4 months ago)
I'm so sorry, may she finds peace in our Lord. Very heartbreaking. My condolences from the bottom of my heart.
Shieron2468 (4 months ago)
May her energy always walk in love and light 🌹
A. O. (4 months ago)
Can any elaborate on how she died on that flight?
Sadie Clark (4 months ago)
my god my heart hurts. wow. rip girl, I hope the family heals
Jose Ramos (4 months ago)
It’s really 😔 sad god bless her
Michael FOster (4 months ago)
Man I'm so sorry. Your wife was beautiful. You can tell they were sweet hearts. Just imagine. 32,000 feet above. I'm sorry. God bless her soul and your family.
King.K The Best (4 months ago)
Very sad. RIP.😔
Joker (4 months ago)
RIP
Justin Voluck (4 months ago)
I’m guessing way more people are requesting isle seats now.

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