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Plane Forced To Make Emergency Landing After Wing Catches Fire

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Plane Forced To Make Emergency Landing After Wing Catches Fire

A plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Hawaii after an engine failed and a wing caught fire. You can watch footage from on board the aircraft here:

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The military chartered flight took off from Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu on Saturday night but just minutes later the pilot declared an emergency engine failure and returned to the airfield.

Fortunately, the pilot was able to safely land the plane, however, footage taken by one passenger revealed the tense atmosphere within the dark cabin as what appeared to be flames flickered on the wing outside.

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Residents below also reported hearing the sound of explosions as the aircraft passed over head.

Kevin Tynan, from Makiki, told KHON 2: "It was quite loud. I'm pretty sure I heard my neighbours down below talking about it.

"You can hear a lot of people, it was pretty intense for a while there."

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Rick Bartalini, from Kakaako, said: "It was actually scary to watch because you're scared - is this plane going to explode? Is it going to go down?"

None of the 212 passengers were injured on the Atlas Air flight, which was bound for Guam, in Micronesia.


The airline said the engine failure would now be investigated.

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In a statement, it said: "An Atlas Air passenger flight landed safely at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu following a mechanical issue with one engine.

"At Atlas, safety is always our top priority and we will be conducting a thorough inspection to determine the cause."

Featured Image Credit: ABC

Topics: Hawaii, US News

Jake Massey
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