- Associated Press - Sunday, April 22, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on the memorial service for woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez speaking at a memorial service for the Albuquerque woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines plane described Jennifer Riordan as a “pillar of the community.”

Nearly a thousand people gathered Sunday for the service at her alma mater, the University of New Mexico.

Sanchez read a statement from Gov. Susana Martinez expressing their condolences. He presented Riordan’s husband with a flag that was flown at half-staff at the state Capitol in her memory.



The 43-year-old bank executive was on a plane when one of the engines reportedly exploded, sending shrapnel through a window. Passengers say Riordan was partially blown out of a window.

She later died at a hospital.

Riordan served as vice president of community relations for Wells Fargo’s New Mexico operations.

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6:30 p.m.

Nearly a thousand people have gathered to remember the Albuquerque woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines plane.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the service for Jennifer Riordan began at 6 p.m. Sunday at her alma mater, the University of New Mexico.

Riordan is survived by her husband Michael and two children.

The 43-year-old bank executive was on a plane when one of the engines reportedly exploded, sending shrapnel through a window. Passengers say Riordan was partially blown out of a damaged window on the jet.

She later died at a hospital.

Riordan served as vice president of community relations for Wells Fargo’s New Mexico operations.

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11:30 a.m.

A memorial service is scheduled for an Albuquerque woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

The service for Jennifer Riordan is set for 6 p.m. Sunday at her alma mater, the University of New Mexico.

The 43-year-old bank executive and mother of two died Tuesday from injuries suffered on a flight that was headed to Dallas from New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

One of the plane’s engines reportedly exploded early in the flight, sending shrapnel through a window.

Passengers say Riordan was partially blown out of a damaged window on the jet.

She later died at a hospital from blunt impact trauma.

Riordan served as vice president of community relations for Wells Fargo’s New Mexico operations.

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