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Perhaps don’t show your clients this engine-blast video

June 28, 2013 Aviation, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59This video is not one to show clients – particularly if they are a little apprehensive about flying.

It shows a Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A330 flight from Manchester, England, which was about to take off to fly 325 passengers to the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. But as it heads down the runway to take off, something suddenly goes very wrong.

A loud bang is heard, a brief flash, and one engine on the twin-engined plane fails dramatically. The pilot brings the aircraft to a safe halt.

Unusually for such incidents, the whole thing was caught on video. Aviation videographer Simon Lowe was on hand.

You can see the plane veer slightly to one side as the blast rings out, but the pilot skilfully maintains control of the aircraft.

Audio in the latter part of the clip demonstrates the commendable British cool with which the incident was handled.

A spokesperson for Thomas Cook Airlines told the Manchester Evening News: “We can confirm that an incident took place at Manchester Airport regarding flight TCX314 during take-off to the Dominican Republic. The aircraft developed an engine fault and has returned to stand.

“As a precaution, the airport emergency services attended the aircraft – but at no time were passengers or crew at risk.

“We’d like to thank our customers for their patience during the delay to their flight. We will keep them up to date as we work hard to ensure they begin their holiday as soon as possible.”

Watch the video here:

Written by : Peter Needham

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