Best of AP — Honorable Mention


AP journalists collaborate to break news after emergency plane landing

Alexandra Villarreal, social reporter, Philadelphia, and David Koenig, airlines writer, Dallas, for detailing the confusion, chaos and fear inside the plane when a Southwest Airlines plane’s engine exploded, breaking a window and pulling one passenger halfway out the aircraft to her death. In other stories, they profiled the heroic pilot who landed the plane and broke news that the FAA would order inspections of engine fan blades like the one that caused the accident.

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