Packed Boeing Passenger Jet Bursts into Flames Shortly after Takeoff

A packed Air Canada Boeing passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing after it burst into flames shortly after takeoff in Toronto.

Shocking videos have emerged that show huge flames erupting from the plane’s engine.

The plane was carrying 389 passengers onboard when the incident occurred.

Terrifying video shows flames shooting from the Boeing jet as it took off, forcing it to abruptly turn around for an emergency landing.

The caught-on-camera terror unfolded after Flight AC872 took off from Toronto late Wednesday.

The plane was en route to Paris, France.

“Holy crap!” someone recording the takeoff gasped as flames shot from the tail end of the plane just after it left the runway.

“We’ve got an engine fire — holy s–t!” the stunned witness adds.

The flames continued to spark, at times seemingly stretching the length of the jet, as it continued to climb.

The plane then appears to abruptly bank as it seemingly prepares for an emergency landing.

In a statement, Air Canada said the flames came from the plane suffering an unspecified “engine issue.”


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The plane quickly turned around and made an emergency landing back at the Toronto airport.

The Boeing jet was met by fire crews when it landed.

No injuries were reported.

“After the aircraft landed, it was inspected by airport response vehicles as per normal operating processes, and it taxied to the gate on its own,” the airline said.

However, the passengers were rebooked onto another flight later that night.

The plane involved in the fire has been “taken out of service” to be evaluated by its maintenance staff and engineers, the airline revealed.

Air Canada further stated that the plane will undergo “further evaluation by our maintenance and engineering professionals.”

The airline told news outlet CP24 that after “the aircraft landed, it was inspected by airport response vehicles as per normal operating processes, and it taxied to the gate on its own.”

The aircraft will return to service once it has been inspected and repaired.

According to Global News, this was the second incident that took place at Toronto Pearson Airport shortly after take-off, in the last two weeks.

On May 27, a flight leaving Toronto heading to Delhi, India encountered an engine issue that forced the plane to reroute.

The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft has been with the airline since March 2008, according to Media Drum World.

Air Canada has 19 of those aircraft, all of which are in active service.

READ MORE – 8 People Hospitalized after Another Packed Boeing Passenger Jet Plunges Mid-Flight

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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