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What’s Worse Than Seeing a Colonial Woman on the Wing?

What’s Worse Than Seeing a Colonial Woman on the Wing?
Jennifer Billock

What’s worse than seeing a colonial woman on the wing? Seeing your engine come apart mid-flight while your plane shakes violently is pretty high on the list. A video posted on social media by a United Airlines passenger shows an incident that was a scare for all the passengers on board the flight from Denver to Orlando. In the video, you can see the metal panel casing of one of the engines shaking and flapping around in the air as the plane was flying.

The flight had to make an emergency landing back in Orlando. No one was injured; the engine remained unharmed and posed no threat to the flight or passengers overall.

“United flight 293 from Denver to Orlando returned to the airport due to a mechanical issue with one of the engines,” United Airlines said in a statement, reported by NBC News. “The flight landed safely and taxied to a gate where customers deplaned normally. Customers have departed on a different aircraft to Orlando.”

United had a similar problem last year when an engine became exposed midflight from California to Hawaii and had to make an emergency landing. This is par for the course for Boeing and their jets; among the engine panels peeling back, the company is currently under close watch from the Federal Aviation Administration because some of their new 737 planes had structural cracks.

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  1. zgscl

    October 2, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    So much for the mantra “if it’s not Boeing I’m not going”. Anyone got a good rhyme for Airbus?
    All kidding aside I’m glad that they landed safely

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