After being told by the flight crew that an engine had failed during takeoff, passengers on a flight to Seattle from Charlotte were terrified and advised to plan for a crash landing.
The plane lost its engine just as it was about to take off on Sunday morning. Onboard passengers reported hearing a loud boom when the plane lifted off, but then the plane felt pitchy. In comments to a Seattle newspaper, one passenger claimed that the wheels felt like they had touched the ground again.
Aero Inside reports that American Airlines Flight 2775 (CLT SEA), experienced a loss in engine 1 shortly after takeoff. However, the aircraft was able to return safely to Charlotte Airport. However, it was not without a terrifying and traumatic experience.
Tri City Herald reports that flight crews instructed passengers to take the crash position to prepare for a crash landing. In the event of emergency, passengers who were stronger were allowed to exit rows doors.
Brittany Donn reports that flight attendants practiced crash landing drills for passengers about 10 minutes before landing. Brittany Donn stated that flight attendants practiced crash landing drills with passengers for about 10 minutes before landing.
Passengers were able to book a later flight after touching down safely and eventually arrived at their destination on time.