A passenger on a Delta Airllines flight captured terrifying video of blown engine falling apart mid-flight.

The blown engine caused the cabin to fill with smoke, the airconditioning to fail and the plane immediately slowed down. It was then forced to make an emergency landing while passengers on board texted loved ones and prayed. 

The distressing footage was captured by Logan Webb on a flight from Atlanta to Baltimore.  The video shows the engine’s spinner completely detached and whirling around the inlet mid-flight. As an orange glow burns bright, passengers began to fear the worse beause of the fire in the engine. 

Blown Engine
Blown Engine on Delta Flight (Credit: CNN)

Passenger Avery Porch told WMAR news that there was a very loud boom and then smoke filled the cabin causing passengers to panic. 

"After we heard the boom we just saw all this smoke come up into the cabin, and that's when we really started freaking out. It started slowing down a little bit, it started getting hot and the air cut off."

Avery Porch - Passenger

Porch's boyfriend, Tyler Kreuger, told WMAR “I just pulled out my phone and I knew I didn't have service but I just texted my mom … I love you,”

In video obtained by ABC, flight attendants could be heard instructing passengers to put their heads down and brace for landing. 

"Ladies and gentlemen, the flight attendants will come through ... and make sure we are prepared for landing. Fasten your seat belts, loosen your collars, remove ties, scarves and eyeglasses,"

Flight Attendant Announcement

Flight 1426 was enroute from Atlanta to Baltimore and forced to make an emergency landing in North Carolina on Monday.

The pilot was able to make an emergency landing in Raleigh, saving all their lives. The flight had 148 passengers on board and nobody was injured in the incident.  

“I had a weird, eerie sense of calm over me, like I almost knew that they were going to take care of it, and they did. I don’t think I’d be timid getting on a plane again being reassured that they handled it the way they did.”

Avery Porch - Passenger

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