Window seats may be the most coveted on a flight, but passengers on an Alaska Airlines flight on Monday would likely argue otherwise, as passengers, along with a peaceful view of the clouds, were greeted with parts of the plane̵[ads1]7;s engine peeling off.
Lmao, no one is going to talk about this, or is Twitter’s algorithm giving me the run around?
Alaska Airlines 588 had some sort of uh…loss of cover on number 1 engine, landed safely in SEA
Good to see everyone is doing well! pic.twitter.com/WXuwNf3w3K
— aspin the askal (@asminnow) 23 August 2022
Part of the plane’s cowling, a removable metal housing for the engine, peeled off, leaving the interior exposed shortly after the Alaska Airlines flight bound for San Diego took off from Seattle. The flight was then diverted back to Seattle.
A video shared on Twitter captures the incident from the window of the plane. A sticker text attached to the clip reads: “We survived.”
In a statement to CNN, Alaska Airlines said: “Flight 558 reported an unusual vibration on the left side of the aircraft shortly after takeoff … The aircraft returned to the airport and landed safely.”
The airlines also said there were no reported injuries among the 176 passengers and six crew members on board, CNN reported. However, the aircraft has been taken out of service while a safety team investigates the cause of the problem.
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