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Southwest Airlines passenger, 29, trolled for LIVE STREAMING emergency landing

A Southwest Airlines passenger has been trolled on social media for live streaming an emergency landing after paying $8 to get online ‘thinking these were my final moments’.

Marty Martinez, 29, began filming in selfie mode after one of the engines on the Dallas-bound Boeing 737 exploded on Tuesday, killing mother-of-two Jennifer Riordan, 43, after she was partially pulled out of a shattered window. 

Martinez, who runs a Dallas marketing agency, said on Wednesday he wanted to communicate with loved ones, but many social media users attacked him in expletive-laced postings.

Marty Martinez, 29, began filming in selfie mode after one of the engines on the Dallas-bound Boeing 737 exploded on Tuesday

Martinez, who runs a Dallas marketing agency, said on Wednesday he wanted to communicate with loved ones, but many social media users attacked him

Martinez, who runs a Dallas marketing agency, said on Wednesday he wanted to communicate with loved ones, but many social media users attacked him

‘Trying to contact loved ones is one thing, but to morbidly video and take pictures to post publicly is completely disgusting,’ Dennis Miller wrote on Facebook in a posting that included colorful language to describe Martinez.

Many social media users defended Martinez’s use of Facebook Live, but some said he violated passengers’ privacy and sought cheap fame. 

Others said he was selfish to focus on messaging instead of on the critically injured passenger a few rows away.

‘You represent the worst of social media,’ Tom Burke said on Facebook.

Others took to Twitter including one user who wrote: 'You think your plane is going down and the first thing you do is go on FB Live. What is wrong with people??'

Others took to Twitter including one user who wrote: ‘You think your plane is going down and the first thing you do is go on FB Live. What is wrong with people??’

Joseph Danny wrote on Facebook: ‘I just find it odd that people are posting on social media when the plane is potentially going down. It is just pitiful.’ 

Others took to Twitter including one user who wrote: ‘You think your plane is going down and the first thing you do is go on FB Live. What is wrong with people??’

‘Michele’ tweeted: ‘You should be praying, not doing a facebook live video #flight1380 #southwest.’

And Ray Konick said: ‘Glad this had a positive outcome. This video shows how people don’t pay attention. Obviously the mask wasn’t put on properly before going on FB live. Wonder if he offered to assist others in his row as well.’  

A harrowing photograph taken in the air shows the exposed, mangled engine after it exploded. The pilot flew like this for 12 minutes until she made her emergency landing 

A harrowing photograph taken in the air shows the exposed, mangled engine after it exploded. The pilot flew like this for 12 minutes until she made her emergency landing 

Riordan's upper body was sucked out of this window before being pulled back by passengers before registered school nurse Peggy Phillips tried to save her by performing CPR 

Riordan’s upper body was sucked out of this window before being pulled back by passengers before registered school nurse Peggy Phillips tried to save her by performing CPR 

The event illustrates thorny issues facing platforms such as Google’s YouTube, Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook, already under pressure over privacy and news curating, over hosting live-streaming material.

Earlier this month, Facebook vice president Fidji Simo talked about the power of live streaming.

Jennifer Riordan, 43, who died on a Southwest jet after its engine blew at 32,500 feet was killed by blunt impact trauma of head, neck and torso, according to the coroner 

Jennifer Riordan, 43, who died on a Southwest jet after its engine blew at 32,500 feet was killed by blunt impact trauma of head, neck and torso, according to the coroner 

‘Live can be a powerful tool in connecting and supporting communities during moments of crisis,’ Simo said in a post.

Since 2016, the average number of daily Facebook Live broadcasts has doubled year over year, with 3.5 billion live broadcasts since then.

Martinez explained on Wednesday why he opened his laptop and fumbled for his credit card to pay $8 for Wi-Fi while other passengers were grabbing oxygen masks.

‘All I could think of in that moment was, I need to communicate with my loved ones,’ he said on ABC television. ‘I thought, ‘These are my last few moments on Earth and I want people to know what happened.”

Some social media users questioned his motives.

‘I didn’t see you say anything to the people you love,’ said Lakeya Collins on Facebook. ‘This social media world today is sickening Everyone wants to go viral ugggh.’

Other users said he provided important images.

‘God forbid the outcome had been different, surely friends and family of those you captured would have at least had closure knowing the exact truth,’ said Klaudia Olszowka. 

Workers recovered the piece of metal carefully with gloves on and will hand it over to investigators

Workers recovered the piece of metal carefully with gloves on and will hand it over to investigators

Social media watchers said Martinez’s actions might be morally offensive to some but did not appear to violate Facebook’s ‘community standards,’ which include bans on certain graphic or violent content, or that which is deemed disrespectful.

Heidi Julien, a professor of information studies at University at Buffalo, New York, said it was inevitable people would use technology to show such events. Some of the negative responses to Martinez’s videos – with dozens of users picking fault with how he wore his oxygen mask – showed a desensitization to what people saw live.

‘This is not online television, this is people’s real lives,’ Julien said.  

Investigators have not yet determined what caused the explosion but they do know that one of the engine's fan blades had come loose as the result of metal fatigue

Investigators have not yet determined what caused the explosion but they do know that one of the engine’s fan blades had come loose as the result of metal fatigue



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