Southwest pilots describe details of engine explosion

Tammie Jo Shults and Darren Ellisor told ABC News that teamwork and training helped them get through the "life-changing" experience that killed one passenger.
1:05 | 05/10/18

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Transcript for Southwest pilots describe details of engine explosion
Now we go to our exclusive with the hero pilots who landed that southwest jet after its engine exploded. They sat down with Martha Raddatz for their first interview to talk about those harrowing moments. Describe to me the moment when you heard that bang, what kind of bang, what went through your mind. It was rather radical and it yawed and then it began its own descent. We were passing through about 32,000 feet when we had a large bang and a rapid decompression. Reporter: During those few minutes when you didn't know how it would end, did you worry you might not make it? No. Never. No. As long as you altitude and ideas you're okay. We had both so -- if thank goodness they had altitude and ideas. Yeah. Real heroes. See the full interview on "20/20" tomorrow at 10:00 P.M. Eastern right here on ABC. Still so remarkable how they were able to keep control that have plane.

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