A window seat may be the most coveted in flight, but passengers on an Alaska Airlines flight on Monday will likely argue otherwise because along with a peaceful view of the clouds, passengers are greeted with flaking parts of their plane’s engines.
Lmao, no one is going to talk about this or is the Twitter algorithm confusing me?
Alaska Airlines 588 experienced a sort of uh…lost engine cover on its #1 engine, landed safely in SEA
Glad to see everyone is doing well! pic.twitter.com/WXuwNf3w3K
— aspin askal (@asminnow) 23 August 2022
Part of the plane’s cover, the removable metal housing for the engine, was peeled off and the interior exposed shortly after an Alaska Airlines plane bound for San Diego from Seattle took off. The flight was then diverted back to Seattle.
A video shared on Twitter captured the incident from a plane window. The sticker text attached to the clip reads, “We’re safe.”
In a statement to CNN, Alaska Airlines said, “Flight 558 reported an unusual tremor on the left side of the aircraft immediately after departure … The aircraft returned to the airport and landed safely.”
The airline also said that no injuries were reported among the 176 passengers and six crew on board, CNN reported. The plane, however, has been removed from service while the safety team investigates the cause of the problem.
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