Valley photographer captured images of Tammie Jo Shults, pilot of ill-fated Southwest Airlines flight 1380

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Image of Tammie Jo Shults taken by Tom Milne in 1992 when he was a Navy Photojournalist. (Tom Milne / Milne Photography)</span></div>
A Valley photographer captured images of Tammie Jo Shults, the pilot of ill-fated Southwest Airlines flight 1380.

The images of Shults were taken by Tom Milne in 1992 when he was a Navy Photojournalist. He now operates Milne Photography, a studio in Fresno, Calif.

Shults was among the first female fighter pilots for the U.S Navy. She was commissioned in 1985 and left active duty service in 1993.

The Navy says that during her service, Shults completed tours at Naval Air Station Lemoore and also served with Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 34 at Naval Air Station Point Mugu in Ventura County.

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On Tuesday, Shults guided her damaged Boeing 737-700 into Philadelphia International Airport for an emergency landing after one of the aircraft's jet engines failed mid-air. The engine was ripped apart and shrapnel was sent into the side of the airplane breaking a window and causing the cabin to decompress. One passenger was killed in the incident.
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