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Passengers Describe Harrowing Moments After Swoop Flight Strikes Geese, Catches Fire

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Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop has apologized to passengers and is applauding its captain and crew following some tense moments after a flight struck several geese on takeoff in Canada on Tuesday.

The flight was traveling from Abbotsford, British Columbia to Edmonton, Alberta with 176 passengers on board when it was forced to make an emergency landing just minutes after takeoff.

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The Boeing 737 landed safely without incident and no injuries were reported. However, passengers described a scary scene inside the cabin.

“Basically as the aircraft was rolling down the runway, it felt like we hit a bump,” passenger Fadhl Abu-Ghanem told CTV News. “Next thing I know I start seeing flames coming out of the right engine. I also felt very strong heat. I looked around for a flight attendant and couldn’t find one so I just started yelling ‘There’s fire, fire, fire right engine, fire right engine!'”

Some passengers said they were so fearful they began writing goodbye messages on their phones. “I’ve been on a plane before where the tire blew out when it was on take-off. That’s pretty benign compared to this,” passenger Bruce Mason told CTV.

“There’s smoke, there’s fire and you think, ‘Well, is this it?'”

The aircraft underwent inspection and maintenance and was expected to return to service Tuesday night. The WestJet subsidiary brought in another aircraft to operate the recovery flight.

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Passengers Arrested After Violent Brawl on Plane

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Two easyJet passengers were arrested at Edinburgh Airport for a violently bloody fight on Thursday that left cabin crew and passengers distraught.

According to The Sun, the plane had been splattered with blood and some crew members were in tears.

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“It was very frightening for this to unfold in mid-air,” one witness said. “It was a violent confrontation and an area of the cabin was covered in blood. The cabin crew did a great job to try to contain it. But some were reduced to tears because of what unfolded.”

The flight landed in Edinburgh, Scotland from Copenhagen at around 1:30 in the afternoon, where the two men were quickly detained by police.

A spokesman for the airline said “We can confirm that flight EZY6980 from Copenhagen to Edinburgh was met by police on arrival as a result of two passengers on board behaving disruptively.

“EasyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.

The spokesman added, “The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is our highest priority.”

It is unclear at this time what had prompted the fight. According to a spokesman for the Scotland Police, the two men, aged 28 and 42, are charged for breach of the peace.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal,” the spokesman said.

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