Look now: Southwest Airlines flight 1380 makes emergency landing in Philadelphia

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Updated April 17, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA – A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at the Philadelphia airport with what appears to be a damaged engine on Tuesday. The passengers left the plane on the airport runway.

Passenger Marty Martinez made a short live Facebook post with the caption "Something is wrong with our plane! It looks like we're getting off! Emergency landing! Southwest flight from New York to Dallas!" [1

9659003] Martinez told CBSN that he believed he was recording his "last moments."

He said there was "blood everywhere" on the plane.

The images of the helicopter showed damage to the left engine of the aircraft and the foam-covered track of the firefighters.

Passengers on board posted on social media that the plane was en route from New York City to Dallas when something happened.

Southwest said that flight 1380 was traveling from New York LaGuardia Airport to Dallas Love Field when it was diverted to Philadelphia. The airline said that 143 passengers and five crew members were on the plane.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was gathering information about the incident.

Messages seeking comment from the Federal Aviation Administration were not returned immediately.

The firemen were at the scene but a spokeswoman was unable to provide details immediately.

This is a story in development and will be updated.

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