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American Airline Plane Catches Fire Midair After Being Struck By A Flock of Geese (Photos)

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 24th Apr, 2023 - tori.ng

Witnesses on the scene said it was struck by a flock of geese as it took off, causing flames to shoot from the engine and create ‘wonky, pulsing noises.’

 
Passengers were left in fear after an American airline Boeing 737’s engine burst into flames midair.
 
The incident happened after the aircraft was struck by a flock of geese before the pilot safely executed an emergency landing at Ohio airport.
 
Reports revealed that the incident happened 40 minutes after the plane took off on Sunday.
 
According to Mail Online, passengers Marni Kallestad and Ryan Brink recorded the incident as flames shot from the engine.
 
The American Airlines flight 1958 to Phoenix, Arizona took off from John Glenn Columbus International Airport at 7:43am, according to FlightAware, a website that tracks flights nationally, but landed back at the airport at 8:22am.
 
Witnesses on the scene said it was struck by a flock of geese as it took off, causing flames to shoot from the engine and create ‘wonky, pulsing noises.’
 
John Glenn International Airport posted on Twitter, “Emergency crews responded to an aircraft incident at CMH this morning involving a reported engine fire.”
 
Meanwhile, The PUNCH gathered that in a corrected tweet, the airport mad a U-turn, and said it was a mechanical issue and not an engine fire.
 
“Correction to our earlier tweet: the aircraft experienced mechanical issues, not an engine fire. Thank you to our emergency crews for their quick response,” it posted.
 
See photos shared online about the incident:
 
 


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