Flames had been captured capturing from a Southwest Airways flight over Houston, Texas, earlier this week.
The video, captured by Andrew Sandino, confirmed a path of flames capturing from the airplane on Tuesday evening.
“Southwest Flight #307 from Houston Passion (HOU) to Cancun (CUN) returned to the airport on Tuesday evening after experiencing a mechanical difficulty shortly after takeoff,” a spokesperson for the airline informed FOX Enterprise in an emailed assertion on Thursday morning.
“The plane landed safely and was taken out of service for evaluation,” it mentioned. “A unique plane continued the flight to Cancun final night, and we respect our prospects’ endurance and assist.”
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Sandino informed Storyful the footage was recorded because the flight approached to land on the Houston airport.
The airplane diverted, in line with flight monitoring web site FlightAware, which confirmed it was within the air from 6:38 p.m. CDT by means of 7:05 p.m. CDT.
One passenger on the flight, San Antonio’s Coale Kalisek, informed native station KHOU that he was occurring trip together with his girlfriend when the incident occurred.
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He took a video that one other passenger took of flames beneath one of many wings of the airplane.
Kalisek mentioned he was napping when the airplane’s motion woke him up.
“All I do know is that it began, like, swinging, like, left and proper. And I assumed … I have been on plenty of flights,” he mentioned. “Like, I fly in all probability a few times a month, and I knew that wasn’t regular, and so I opened up my window, and I am sitting proper subsequent to the engine and the entire engine, like, you see like fireballs capturing out of it.”
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When requested what was occurring in his head at that second, Kalisek replied, “I used to be considering rattling it. It is gonna lastly go down as a result of I fly a lot.”
The passengers had been placed on a special airplane, however Kalisek and his girlfriend determined to not resume their journey to Cancun as a result of they had been scared, KHOU mentioned.