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Not Again: Another Boeing Disaster As Flames Shoot Out Of Engine During Flight

It’s getting hard to keep track of all the mishaps and near misses involving Boeing passenger jets these days.

Most recently, a harrowing midair incident forced a white-knuckle emergency landing that could have easily resulted in tragedy.

As the New York Post reported:

A Boeing plane carrying 468 people was forced to make an emergency landing in Indonesia after the engine suddenly caught fire just after takeoff.

The Garuda Indonesia jet was taking off from the Indonesian city of Makassar en route to Saudi Arabia — with many passengers heading on pilgrimage to Mecca — when the drama unfolded at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, the airline said.

Dramatic footage posted on social media apparently shows the Boeing 747-400 plane’s engine engulfed in flames right as its wheels were lifting off the runway.

Raw footage of the ordeal showed just how serious the situation quickly became.

This incident occurred just days after another emergency landing in a long line of problems plaguing the jet maker.

According to Yahoo:

A Boeing 737 passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing just minutes after taking off.

It is the fourth incident to plague the aircraft maker in three days as potential passengers wrestle with the idea of whether to fly in these models.

Flight 166, a 737 jet operated by United Airlines, took off from Fukuoka Airport in south-western Japan on Friday morning, heading for Guam, an island territory in the western Pacific.

The flight was due to last just under four hours but the passenger plane, carrying 50 holidaymakers, was forced to land back at Fukuoka Airport shortly after taking off.

The plane landed back on the tarmac at Fukuoka around 11.45am local time (3.45am UK time) due to a wing flap that was found to be malfunctioning.

No injuries were reported, but it is the latest in a series of incidents involving Boeing planes that appear to be undermining consumer faith in the models.

On Thursday, 190 people were evacuated from a Boeing 737-800 after its tyres burst when it came into land at Gazipasa airport near the Mediterranean coastal town of Alanya.

Boeing’s troubles have been mounting for months, as this report from March explains:


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