From The Blaze: A passenger aboard a Jet Blue plane captured terrifying footage of the aircraft returning to a California airport for an emergency landing Thursday.
The video shows oxygen masks strapped to the faces of passengers and captures the captain make an on-board message.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I have got a right engine failure,” the captain says as emergency alerts sound off. “Please stay in your seats.”
142 passengers and five crew members were aboard the plane, which safely made its way back to Long Beach Airport.
Medical personnel tended to a few individuals at the scene, but there were no serous injuries.
Flight 1416 was bound for Austin, Texas, when the crew declared an emergency after an “overheat warning” for one of its two engines, airport spokeswoman Cassie Perez-Harmison said.
One of the passengers, Dean Delbaugh, said that about 10 minutes into the flight, he heard a pop, felt a weird vibration and then smelled an odd stench. Delbaugh was flying to Austin to visit in-laws with his new wife.
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“Smoke came billowing out of the air vents and filled up the cabin in about 10 to 15 seconds,” Delbaugh said by telephone from his home in Dana Point. “The fumes were ridiculous. I can still kind of taste them in my mouth.”
The airport’s main runway was closed for about two hours due to the evacuation. Eventually the plane was towed away for further investigation, and air traffic resumed.