MANILA, Philippines – A Philippine Airlines flight was allegedly forced to land back in Los Angeles airport after experiencing technical problems up in the air.
According to witnesses, one engine of the Boeing 777 PAL airplane spewed fire forcing them back to land.
A Facebook user even posted the flames coming from the plane saying the incident as “pinakanakakatakot na limang (5) oras ng aming buhay (most horrendous five hours of our lives).”
Another netizen also posted a video clip on his twitter asking “Is a plane supposed to spew flames?”
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PAL later confirmed that PR113 flight had encountered technical problems with one of its engine catching fire after taking off from LAX.
The aircraft carrier made sure that 342 of its passengers and 18 crew members were safe after it made an emergency landing back on the airport.
“Minabuti ni Captain Tristan Simeon at ng flight crew na bumalik sa airport at magsagawa ng precautionary emergency landing,” PAL said in a statement.
The aircraft involved was identified as a Boeing 777 with registry number RP-C7775, PAL said. (Marian Sinampan/IAMIGO/CNS)