Terrifying videos show American Airlines Boeing 737 shoot flames into sky after it struck birds on taking off from Columbus airport – with wing slats filmed burning by frightened passenger after jet made emergency landing
- American Airlines flight 1958 took off from John Glenn Columbus International Airport on Sunday but was struck by a bird
- It caused flames to shoot from the engine and create ‘wonky, pulsing noises’
- The plane landed safely back at the airport just 40 minutes later
Video posted online showed the terrifying moment a Boeing 737 with a burning engine returned to an Ohio airport just 40 minutes after it took off.
The American Airlines flight 1958 took off from John Glenn Columbus International Airport at 7:43am, according to FlightAware, a website that tracks flights nationally, but re-landed at the airport at 8:22am.
Witnesses on the scene said it was struck by a bird as it took off, causing flames to shoot from the engine and create ‘wonky, pulsing noises.’
One person in Columbus, Ohio even said it sounded ‘as if the engines were about to give up.’ Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
The plane has been identified as a Boeing 737-800, but is not a 737 Max, which has killed over 340 people around the world.
American Airlines flight 1958 returned to a Columbus, Ohio airport less than 20 minutes after it took off after a bird struck its engine, causing it to burn
Emergency crews rushed to the runway after the plane re-landed at the airport safely
The flight to Phoenix, Arizona was struck by a bird as it took off from Columbus, Ohio
The flight was set to land at Phoenix, Arizona but had to make the quick U-turn shortly after it took off.
Videos and photos posted online show flames coming out of its engine, and the plane making a low rumbling noise as it passed through Ohio.
Firefighters and EMS crews are now at the scene of the airport.
Witnesses shared online that they heard ‘wonky, pulsing noises’ from the aircraft and the engine sounded like it was ‘about to give up’
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