& # 39; Something is wrong – I love you & # 39 ;: terrified passengers write their & # 39; latest messages & # 39; to family after the jet engine goes up in flames
- The plane of Swoop Airlines departed Tuesday from Abbotsford, British Columbia
- Passengers said the engine started pounding as the fire ejected
- Pilot was forced to return when the hut was full of boiled geese
- Terrifying images show fire rays coming from the engine into the sky
Terrified passengers wrote what they thought were their latest messages to loved ones when a jet engine went up in flames over Western Canada.
A thud was heard as the fire ejected from the engine and the stink of burning geese filled the cabin after the start of Abbotsford on Tuesday morning.
Passengers screamed in fear and sent messages to loved ones, thinking that the plane to Edmonton could descend after a flock of birds flew into the turbine.
The pilot of the Swoop plane announced that an emergency landing should be made and the plane returned to Abbotsford Airport.
A thud was heard as the flames ejected from the engine and the stink of burning geese filled the cabin after the start of Abbotsford on Tuesday morning
Passenger Donna Lee Rayner posted on Facebook: & # 39; The plane went well. Ascent takes place and suddenly this loud plop plop plop plop … smoke in the cabin and the smell of burning.
& # 39; I am surprisingly quiet yet curios [sic]. Start my farewell messages in case my phone is restored after we crash. The intercom comes on …
& # 39; One of the engines has sucked up some geese and the smell was that, well cooked, we are currently finished with one engine, so we are returning to Abbotsford. & # 39;
Told Fadhl Abu-Ghanem CTV: & # 39; It was very overwhelming, you don't expect it … I started texting my mother & # 39; and saying, "Something's wrong with the plane. I love you."
Passenger Donna Lee Rayner posted this photo of ground staff inspecting the Swoop jet at Abottsford Airport on Tuesday
Passengers praised the captain for his professionalism during the incident.
So-called bird strikes are not uncommon and seven were reported at Abbotsford Airport in August alone, the broadcaster said.
The airline company Swoop said the aircraft had stopped and would be inspected.
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