Horrific video shows Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 engine exploding during takeoff

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By journalsofus.com

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Passengers on a Houston-bound Southwest Airlines flight were left terrified Sunday when the Boeing 737-800’s engine broke down mid-flight.

The flight immediately returned to Denver when crew members noticed a removable sheet of metal covering one of the plane’s engines during flight.

one in Horrible video posted on X By Sam Sweeney, ABC’s chief transport reporter, the metal engine cover can be seen blowing in the wind like paper as it comes loose.

A Southwest Airlines jet’s engine failed during takeoff. AP

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that a part of the plane, called an engine cowling, had separated and struck one of the plane’s wing flaps.

A Southwest spokesperson reached by email told The Post that the incident was the result of a “mechanical issue.”

Southwest Flight 3695 returned to Denver International Airport this morning and landed safely after experiencing a mechanical problem. Our customers will arrive at Houston Hobby on another flight, approximately three hours behind schedule,” a Southwest spokesperson told The Post.

An image of a damaged engine.

“We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the delay, but keep the safety of our customers and employees as our top priority. “Our maintenance teams are reviewing the aircraft.”

The plane took off from Denver International Airport for Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport at about 7:49 a.m. local time.

The plane returned to Denver only 25 minutes later, landing at 8:14 a.m. before pulling into the gate.

The FAA is currently investigating the incident.

A Boeing spokesperson directed The Post’s inquiries to Southwest.

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