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Tammie Jo Shults    

Commercial Airline Captain and Retired Naval Aviator; Pilot who safely landed Southwest Flight 1380

Tammie Jo Shults is a commercial airline captain and retired naval aviator. Known for being one of the first female F/A-18 Hornet pilots in the United States Navy, following active duty service, she subsequently became a pilot for Southwest Airlines.

On April 17, 2018, as captain of Flight 1380, she safely landed a Boeing 737-700 after the aircraft suffered an engine failure with debris causing an uncontrolled decompression of the aircraft.

She attended Mid-America Nazarene College where she earned degrees in biology and agribusiness, graduating in 1983. She completed her graduate studies at Western New Mexico University.

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