Video shows the moment the engine of a Philippine Airlines Boeing 777 caught fire soon after takeoff from LAX on Thursday, forcing the plane into an emergency landing.
In a statement, Philippine Airlines said the flaming engine was caused by a “technical issue” in one of the engines.
All 342 passengers and 18 crew members were unharmed and disembarked safely after the landing.
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A Philippine Airlines Boeing 777 plane had to make an emergency landing after it caught fire shortly after takeoff on Thursday.
Video footage of the incident posted to Twitter showed the plane’s right engine spewing black smoke, before appearing to catch fire and shooting out flames.
A Philippine Airlines flight made an emergency landing at LAX shortly after takeoff when reported engine failure and flames were visible.
Passengers disembarked once the flight landed back at the airport. https://t.co/J5BDSvH87J pic.twitter.com/wBRK8SSEhP
— ABC News (@ABC) November 21, 2019
Flight PR113 took off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 11.45 local time but had to make an emergency landing due to a “technical problem” in one of its engines shortly after take-off, according to a statement from Philippine Airlines.
The airline said all 342 passengers and 18 crew members are safe and were able to disembark using regural airstairs.
“We greatly appreciate the calmness and patience of our PR113 passengers, who cooperated well with our cabin crew during the flight and the emergency landing,” said Philippine Airlines in the statement.
Andrew Ames watched the incident and told Reuters: “It almost looked like backfire flames from a motorcycle or car.” …read more
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