“The plane dropped immediately,” said Matt Tranchin, who was sitting three rows behind the broken window. “Plane smelled like smoke. Ash was all around us.”
The woman, identified as Jennifer Riordan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was pulled out of the plane up to her waist — her blood splattering other windows, passengers said.
“You hear the pop and she was sucked out from the waist up,” one passenger told NBC Nightly News. “There was blood on the windows…her arms were actually out of the airplane and her head was out of the airplane.”
“It squeezed her like a tomato, she popped and her blood spurted down all the windows” said a fellow passenger. “if she was skinnier she would have been sucked right out”
“I saw her head, it strained from the pressure someone screamed out ‘She’s Gonna Pop!’ then like a grape squeezed too hard BLAM and all the windows went red”
The female bank executive leaves behind her husband and two children. Our prayers go out to her family.