As everyone around him was screaming, Marty Martinez was calmly documenting passengers' horror as a woman was nearly sucked out of their plane at 30,000 feet.

Martinez, who is from Texas, had the presence of mind to purchase $8 inflight wi-fi during the emergency landing to ensure he could document the drama – and tell his family he loved them.

Flight 1380 From NYC to Dallas crash landed in Philly. Engine exploded in the air and blew open window 3 seats away from...

Posted by Marty Martinez on Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A woman was partially sucked out of a passenger jet - and pulled back in by other passengers - after their jet's engine exploded over the US, shattering a window.

The woman survived the horror with critical head injuries and was rushed to hospital after the plane made an emergency landing.

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The Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight from New York landed in Philadelphia after the engine blew out, causing panic and chaos among the 143 passengers, and five crew.

I literally bought WiFi as the plane was going down because I wanted to be able to reach the people I loved...thinking...

Posted by Marty Martinez on Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Meanwhile Martinez, who works as a marketer and strategist n Dallas, was recording what he thought could be his last moments on Facebook Live.

His post reads, " Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!!"

He then explained that a plane window had blown out: "Engine exploded in the air and blew open window 3 seats away from me," he said in the post.

After safely landing on the ground, Martinez quickly uploaded several pictures of the aftermath and of the damaged aircraft.

"We were probably going down for 10 or 15 minutes. And, of course, everyone is freaking out, everyone is crying. It was the scariest experience," he told CBS News.

"I thought it was going to be our last few moments on Earth."

Martinez also told CBS News, "Once that window exploded and to see the flight attendants all crying we knew that something was really bad."

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