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“Something’s wrong with the plane I love you”: Passengers write goodbye messages after engine fire

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Terrified passengers started sending “goodbye messages” to their friends and family after a plane engine caught fire after flying into a flock of geese.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Swoop flight W0312 flew into a flock of geese as the flight was bound for Edmonton in Canada.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">According to </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">CTV News</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, passengers heard a “loud thud” when the geese were sucked into the plane engine.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The engine caught fire and pilots announced they had to return to Abbotsford Airport due to running on “two engines”.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">“I started seeing flames coming out of the right engine.” Passengers describe the terrifying moments before the plane they were on made an emergency landing in <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Abbotsford</a>. <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p> — Allison Hurst (@AllisonM_Hurst) <a href="">11 September 2019</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Passenger Fadhl Abu-Ghanem told </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">CTV News</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">: “I started texting my mum saying, ‘Something’s wrong with the aeroplane. I love you.’”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Donna-Lee Rayner posted on Facebook that there was smoke in the cabin and she could smell burning.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She wrote: “Start my goodbye messages in case my phone is recovered after we crash.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“One of the engines sucked up some geese and the smell was them,” she wrote. “Currently running on two engines and we are turning around back to Abbotsford”.</span></p> <p><iframe src=";width=500" width="500" height="802" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Swoop wrote an emailed statement to </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">CTV News</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> about the incident.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We can confirm Flight 312 landed safely in Abbotsford due to a bird strike shortly after departure.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“All travellers were offloaded safely and without incident. Thank you to our captain and crew for ensuring the safety of our travellers.”</span></p>

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