Southwest Pilot Honored at White House for Heroic Landing

May 1, 2018

The pilot who landed the Southwest plane recently after engine trouble was given a hero’s welcome at the White House Tuesday. Tammie Jo Shults earned national fame for safely landing the ill-fated Southwest flight last month. President Trump honored Shults, the first officer and three flight attendants at the Oval Office. The ex-Navy fighter pilot's flying skills and calm demeanor are credited with bringing the 737 to a safe landing after the plane's left engine exploded.

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