Passenger Lilia Chavez has filed a lawsuit in a court in Philadelphia seeking both compensation and punitive damages from Southwest Airlines (WN, Dallas Love Field) in relation to the mid-flight engine explosion during flight WN1380 on April 17, 2018, Bloomberg has reported.

The engine manufacturer CFM International, a joint-venture between General Electric and Safran has been named as a co-defendant.

Chavez alleges she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety, as well as other injuries. During the flight, she sat three rows behind the window which was smashed by debris resulting from an engine blade breaking off mid-flight. As a result of the damage, one passenger was partially sucked out of the fuselage and died from injuries after landing.

The amount Chavez is seeking has not been disclosed.

Southwest Airlines has previously disclosed it is providing USD5,000 checks and USD1,000 vouchers to all passengers who were onboard the affected flight.

The incident has also prompted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to issue emergency airworthiness directives on April 20, 2018, ordering airlines to conduct urgent safety inspections of some CFM International CFM56-7B engine units.