in

Horrifying Video: Flames Cover United Airlines Engine Only Minutes After Takeoff

horrifying-video:-flames-cover-united-airlines-engine-only-minutes-after-takeoff
Horrifying Video: Flames Cover United Airlines Engine Only Minutes After Takeoff

News

 By Johnathan Jones  March 7, 2024 at 7:28am

A United Airlines flight that departed from Houston, Texas, en route to Fort Meyers, Florida, on Monday was forced to turn back just minutes into the trek after one of the engines caught fire.

The ordeal was captured on video as passengers could only look on helplessly during the mid-air mishap.

According to a video shared with Storyful News & Weather and verified by the New York Post, the left engine of the plane was shooting flames just 15 minutes into the two-hour journey.

It is not clear what caused the incident, but the footage is harrowing.

Grateful to be safely on the ground @united flight 1118 left jet fire over the Gulf of Mexico pic.twitter.com/gy8coL8pjZ

— Jonathan Boulahanis (@jboulah) March 5, 2024

According to the video, which was taken by a passenger named Dorian Cerda, the flight crew remained calm as the plane turned around and headed back to Texas for an emergency landing.

“Hey, ladies and gentlemen,” a pilot told passengers. “We realized something happened outside.”

Should the airlines investigate these mishaps more thoroughly?

Cerda’s video showed an orange glow out a window that sent orange flames backward.

The passenger told Storyful that the plane had taken off about 15 minutes before the video was filmed.

“United Airlines said in a statement ‘Flight 1118 returned to Houston shortly after takeoff due to an engine issue,’” the video-sharing outlet reported.

The outlet added, “‘The flight landed safely and the passengers deplaned normally,’ United Airlines said, adding that they ‘arranged for a new aircraft to take our customers to their destination.’”

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the causes of the engine issue.

According to the Post, the plane was a Boeing 737-900 model, which is similar to the company’s recently grounded Max model.

The Max returned to service recently following a number of issues in the U.S. and two deadly international plane crashes in recent years.

Monday’s ill-fated flight returned safely to George H. Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport.

ABC News reported United 1118 was carrying a total of 167 people, and many of them were crying before their flight landed safely in Texas.

Passengers on board a United Airlines flight could see flames shooting out of an engine while flying to Ft. Myers. The pilot turned back to Houston as emergency crews waited to meet the plane on the tarmac. @MattGutmanABC reports on the midair scare. https://t.co/3wpfn7zIlj pic.twitter.com/ilrRK7FlQg

— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) March 7, 2024

According to the Post, passengers were put on a different plane and arrived later safely in Florida.


A Note from Our Deputy Managing Editor:

I heard a chilling comment the other day: “We don’t even know if an election will be held in 2024.” 

That wasn’t said by a conspiracy theorist or a doomsday prophet. No, former U.S. national security advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said that to the founder of The Western Journal, Floyd Brown.

Gen. Flynn’s warning means that the 2024 election is the most important election for every single living American. If we lose this one to the wealthy elites who hate us, hate God, and hate what America stands for, we can only assume that 248 years of American history and the values we hold dear to our hearts may soon vanish.

The end game is here, and as Benjamin Franklin said, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

All of this means that without you, it’s over. We have the platform, the journalists, and the experience to fight back hard, but Big Tech is strangling us through advertising blacklists, shadow bans, and algorithms. Did you know that we’ve been blacklisted by 90% of advertisers? Without direct support from you, our readers, we can’t continue the fight.

Can we count on your support? It may not seem like much, but a Western Journal Membership can make all the difference in the world because when you support us directly, you cut Big Tech out of the picture. They lose control. 

A monthly Western Journal Membership costs less than one coffee and breakfast sandwich each month, and it gets you access to ALL of our content — news, commentary, and premium articles. You’ll experience a radically reduced number of ads, and most importantly you will be vitally supporting the fight for America’s soul in 2024.

We are literally counting on you because without our members, The Western Journal would cease to exist. Will you join us in the fight? 

Sincerely,

Josh Manning

Deputy Managing Editor

The Western Journal

Johnathan Jones has worked as a reporter, an editor, and producer in radio, television and digital media.

Johnathan “Kipp” Jones has worked as an editor and producer in radio and television. He is a proud husband and father.

trump-announces-plan-to-be-a-big-thorn-in-biden’s-side-during-state-of-the-union

Trump Announces Plan to Be a Big Thorn in Biden’s Side During State of the Union

maryland-abortion-clinic-grant-proposal-would-fund-security-as-abortion-demand-rises

Maryland abortion clinic grant proposal would fund security as abortion demand rises