Jet2 Engine Shoots 30 Foot Flames as Tourists Watch From Beach (VIDEO)
Posted Jul 25th 2011 08:30 AMUpdated Jul 25th 2011 10:53 AM
A Jet2 flight from Ibiza to Manchester, England was forced to make an emergency landing in Majorca after flames burst from the plane's engine shortly after take off.
Despite the fire, the plane stayed airborne for 77 minutes after pilots shut the engine down, news.com.au reports.
Passengers heard an explosion and saw the plane's right engine erupt in fire, shooting flames 30 feet long. The plane landed over an hour later, the Daily Mail reports.
According to the airline, the plane suffered a "technical problem."
Two passengers took to the Web to discuss the incident. One wrote: "Most terrifying moment of my life! So glad to be home safe in the Isle of Man." While another wrote, "I'm not the best flyer anyway but when I heard those noises and looked out the window to see flames coming out of the engine, I can honestly say I was terrified."
Beachgoers posted a video on YouTube of the plane's engine bursting into flames (see below) and told the Daily Mail, "At first we thought fireworks were being launched and turned around to see the plane. I can only imagine what it sounded like inside."
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