Engine cover falls off Frontier flight during takeoff

A Frontier airlines flight was taking off when its engine cover suddenly came off.


NSFW    'MURICA — Frontier Airlines flight 260 was flying from Las Vegas to Florida when disaster struck and part of its engine fell during takeoff.

Shocking images of the plane engine coming apart were shared on social media.

The engine cover came loose and detached from the plane. The plane immediately turned around and headed back to Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport, reports USA Today.

Some passengers onboard were reportedly panicking, with some jumping, screaming and even crying onboard during the chaos.

All 171 passengers and six crew members landed safely. The passengers were given a refund as well as a $500 voucher.

The airline didn't elaborate on what caused the section of the engine cover, called a cowling, to come loose.

Last February a United Airlines flight to Hawaii made an emergency landing after an engine cover flew off over the Pacific Ocean.

Also in February, a Southwest Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Salt Lake City after its engine burst into flames right after takeoff.
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