A United Airlines Boeing 757 had to make an emergency landing Thursday night after one of its engines likely had a massive engine failure shortly after takeoff.
United Flight 958 took off from Seattle-Tacoma airport Thursday evening but shortly thereafter one of its engines failed emitting a flame-out:
“It was on takeoff that we heard the first blast,” United Flight 958 passenger Josh Vorndran said in Sea-Tac afterward. “The second blast was probably five minutes later.”
Joe Hart, another passenger on the flight, recounted his fear over the incident:
“Boom! Shot huge flames out the back of it (the engine). And then maybe 15 seconds later it happened three more times. “I was thinking, ‘Oh s—, the plane is going down,” Hart said. “I mean there were flames coming out of the right engine.”
The United flight was able to turn around and land safely at Sea-Tac airport.
There were no reported injuries.
The Boeing 757 seemingly has had issues with engines lately. Another United 757 had to make an emergency landing on December 11th from Colorado to Los Angeles when an engine failed and an American Boeing 757 had to make an emergency landing as well when one its engines failed on a flight from Dallas Fort Worth to Lubbock Texas.
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