Watch: Scary moment plane's engine fails and cabin fills with smoke

2014-09-24 12:30
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Cape Town - Flying is said to be one of the safest means of travel – but with all the issues happening across the skies of the world you can be forgiven for being slightly panicked and shaken.

We were totally thrown by this video taken by a passenger on board a flight between Spain and Russia, showing one of the plane’s engines engulfed in flames shortly after take-off.

But in the latest incident to emerge, this video taken on board a Jet Blue flight heading to Austin, Texas from Long Beach Airport in California shows what must be any passengers worst nightmare as the captain calmly announces that the right engine of the plane has failed.

Watch the travel nightmare video here.

So while it’s clear that smartphones and the latest technology allows us to get vivid, first-hand views of these in air travel nightmares like never before, the question of whether we’d prefer to know if something was going wrong or not has to be asked?

Also check out: 7 Aviation myths debunked

Consider this local, near-miss incident that happened in Port Elizabeth - the aircraft reportedly missed each other at the last moment due to the skill and fast action of the pilots – with the 200 or so passengers on the plane none the wiser.

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