According to Sumwalt, part of the engine covering was found in Bernville, Pennsylvania, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) west of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says firefighters responded to an engine fire and fuel leak around a.m.
A passenger was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where she later died.
Marc Magliari, a spokesperson for Amtrak, said in an email Wednesday that its passenger trains in Missouri mostly run on tracks owned by Union Pacific Railroad."Safety is as important to Union Pacific and our employees as it is to all of our customers and the more than 7,000 communities we serve," Jeff De Graff, a spokesperson for Union Pacific Railroad wrote in an email Wednesday.
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Thiel lauded the passengers and crew for how they responded during the incident.
“It is our understanding that passengers onboard the aircraft, in addition to the flight crew and the cabin crew, did some pretty amazing things under very difficult circumstances,” said Thiel.
Chopper 3 video shows a broken plane window and damage to the left engine of the plane.
Officials say pieces flew out of the engine and pierced the fuselage of the plane.
We have activated our emergency response team and are deploying every resource to support those affected by this tragedy,” the airline said in a statement.