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TravelPassengers Describe Harrowing Moments After Swoop Flight Strikes Geese, Catches Fire

00:50  12 september  2019
00:50  12 september  2019 Source:   travelpulse.com

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The incident was sparked after the Swoop airline flight from Abbotsford to Edmonton ran into a flock of geese shortly after Meanwhile, passengers in the cabin witnessed the terrifying sight of a series of fireballs erupting “The lights would come off and on. Over at the window seat, they start yelling, ‘ Fire !

A Swoop plane engine caught fire after hitting geese after take off. According to CTV news, passengers heard a "loud thud" when they hit the Swoop wrote in a statement on social media: "We can confirm Flight 312 landed safely in Abbotsford due to a bird strike shortly after departure.

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Passengers Describe Harrowing Moments After Swoop Flight Strikes Geese, Catches Fire© Stefonlinton/iStock Unreleased A Swoop airline Boeing 737

The flight was traveling from Abbotsford, British Columbia to Edmonton, Alberta with 176 passengers on board when it was forced to make an emergency landing just minutes after takeoff.

The Boeing 737 landed safely without incident and no injuries were reported. However, passengers described a scary scene inside the cabin.

"Basically as the aircraft was rolling down the runway, it felt like we hit a bump," passenger Fadhl Abu-Ghanem told CTV News. "Next thing I know I start seeing flames coming out of the right engine. I also felt very strong heat. I looked around for a flight attendant and couldn’t find one so I just started yelling 'There’s fire, fire, fire right engine, fire right engine!'"

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Flight 312, from the discount airline Swoop , took off from the Abbotsford International Airport at Passengers describe the terrifying moments before the plane they were on made an emergency “This is a significant strike ,” said Parm Sidhu the Abbotsford International airport general manager

Canadian budget airline Swoop has apologized after a plane’s engine caught on fire and forced an emergency landing 10 minutes after takeoff due to a bird strike . The “overwhelming” turn of events took passengers by surprise, with some even writing “goodbye messages” to loved ones in case of

Some passengers said they were so fearful they began writing goodbye messages on their phones. "I've been on a plane before where the tire blew out when it was on take-off. That's pretty benign compared to this," passenger Bruce Mason told CTV.

"There's smoke, there's fire and you think, 'Well, is this it?'"

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