Jetblue Flight 1416 took off from Long Beach Airport yesterday morning en route to Austin, Texas and shortly after takeoff all hell broke loose.
Video via @JukinVideo
Every plane passengers dream, amirite? ABC 7 has details:
JetBlue Flight 1416 was heading to Austin, Texas, when the pilot had to turn back around shortly after departure due to an issue with the No. 2 engine. The 142 passengers and five flight attendants exited the plane on slides.
“Three were treated and released at the scene, and one was transported, and I believe has been since released,” said Long Beach Fire Dept. Deputy Chief Richard Brandt.
“It was pretty nerve-wracking, man, you couldn’t see really in front of you, the entire plane filled with smoke all the way, lot of loud banging,” said passenger Shaun Mahoney.
“‘I may not survive this.’ I felt that this may be it,” said passenger Samuel Long.
“The oxygen masks did not deploy, but the brave stewardesses came around and manually deployed them. It was rough, the plane was rocking,” Rathbone, known for his role as “Jasper Hale” in the “Twilight” film franchise, wrote. “I recited the Lord’s Prayer as I held my son and my wife in my arms. The pilot came on the PA and let us know we lost the right engine. We were told to brace as we careened sharply back towards land. Guided by our pilot, and I believe our guardian angels, we landed safely.”
“They instructed us to run as fast as feasibly possible away from the plane, so it was a very triumphant experience, to say the least,” said passenger Jeff Banks.
Soooo the most pantshittingly terrifying moment was when the masks came out? Is that what we’re all led to believe? From that video it looks like mayhem. But, it’s certainly not on the scale of Captain Sully, aka Chesley Sullenberger, the cap’n who landed the plane in the Hudson a few years back. Because that of course happened here in NYC, and we all know that anything that happens in NYC (weather, bums, farts) is more important than anything that happens anywhere else.
Also, I want to send a big shout out to the dude who thought he was taking the last selfie of his life!
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