There are a lot of things you don't want to see when looking out the plane window and this is definitely something that is very high on that list. A video posted on Twitter by a user nicknamed Logan Webb shows a scene where Delta Airlines' 1425 trip engine had a problem in mid-air.
The video shows what appears to be the tip of an airplane engine's propeller that falls off, inside the engine part and exposing the hot red metal inside the main shaft.
According to ABC News, the aircraft is the MD-88 line of McDonnell Douglas, with engines mounted on the tail plane, departing from Atlanta to Baltimore on July 8. The incident occurred about 1 hour after takeoff. Fortunately, the crew was able to make an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport at about 2:27 pm. All 148 passengers on board were safe, though it was inevitable that many people panicked.
There are a lot of things you don't want to see when looking out the plane window and this is definitely something that is very high on that list. A video posted on Twitter by a user with the nickname Logan Webb above shows a scene of a motor on Delta 1425 having encountered a problem in mid-air.
“After hearing the explosion, we saw smoke coming into the cabin, and that's when we really started to panic.”, passenger Avery Porch said.
Tyler Kreuger, Porch's boyfriend, Tyler Kreuger, said "I took out my phone and knew there was no wave, but I still wrote a message for my mother to say," I love you, Mom ",
"You can smell smoke. Like a metallic smell of fire and the cabin began to shake ", passenger Jack Leonard said.
MD-88 has been in use since 1987 and is the oldest aircraft of the United States air service. MD-88 is shy by many pilots because of its ancient control, cramped and extremely noisy cockpit. Delta told ABC 11 that the MD-88 in this special incident was replaced by the engine and is expected to continue to fly.