Video footage taken from onboard a Southwest Airlines flight has captured flames bursting near the engine of a Boeing 737 shortly after take-off. The incident occurred during a flight from Houston to Cancun on Tuesday. However, the plane was able to safely make an emergency landing back at the Houston airport.
According to Southwest Airlines, the Boeing 737 experienced a mechanical issue soon after take-off, leading to the flames near the engine. As a result, the airline has grounded the aircraft involved in the incident.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation into the incident to determine the cause of the engine issue. This investigation aims to ensure the safety and prevent any similar incidents from occurring in the future.
Safety is of utmost importance to airlines, and incidents like these are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. Southwest Airlines has assured passengers and authorities that they are fully cooperating with the FAA throughout the investigation process.
In such situations, emergency landing procedures are followed to ensure the safety of passengers and crew members. Swift action was taken to resolve the issue and bring the aircraft back to Houston without any further complications.
Passengers on board the flight praised the crew members for their calm and professional response during the incident. The prompt action taken by the pilot and crew ensured that all passengers disembarked the plane without any injuries or major disturbances.
Engine issues can occur with any aircraft, and thorough maintenance checks are conducted regularly to prevent such incidents. Despite this unforeseen incident, Southwest Airlines remains committed to ensuring the safety and comfort of its passengers.