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Jet Window Shattered; 1 Injured

August 26, 1988|Associated Press

SACRAMENTO — A commuter-jet passenger was injured slightly today when the covering to one jet engine broke loose, hitting and shattering a window next to her seat.

The right engine cowling on American Eagle Flight 5136 from San Francisco broke the window at about 8 a.m., midway through the 53-minute flight, said Gina Ruckols, a spokeswoman for the subsidiary of American Airlines. The Metro 3 twin-engine turbo-prop jet landed safely at 8:27 a.m. at Sacramento Metro Airport. A woman seated in the fourth row suffered cuts on her right forearm when the window broke, Ruckols said. The woman, whose name was not immediately available, left on a connecting flight from Sacramento.

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