Passenger records engine fire that forced emergency landing of L.A.-bound flight

Published Aug. 25, 2022 11:52 a.m. ET
Updated Aug. 25, 2022 11:59 a.m. ET

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Shocking video recorded by a passengeraboard a flight from Guadalajara, Mexico, to Los Angeles shows flames shooting from the right engine of an A320 airbus.

“Everyone started to panic,” the passenger, Kimberly Garcia, told Storyful on Thursday. “You [could] hear screams, cries, and people praying.

Passengers reportedly heard a loud explosion shortly after the flight departed. Viva Aerobus confirmed “there was a fault related to the engine number two, which caused sparks to come out due to metal friction.”

The plane landed successfully on return to Guadalajara International Airport, with no injuries resulting from the incident.

Watch the video at the top of this article.