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Video: Engine explodes on plane

Jet of flames: A bright orange tongue of flame can be seen blasting from the back of a Jet2 aircraft shortly after take-off from Ibiza on Thursday.jpeg
Repeated explosions: Like a backfiring car, the engine sputtered and banged until the pilots shut it down and diverted the Manchester-bound aircraft to Palma, Mallorca .jpeg

Massive squeaky bum time was rife onboard a flight form Ibiza to London.

An explosion occurred in one engine on the Jet2 plane ferrying 180 Brits home, shortly after take-off.

The captain announced he would make an emergency landing, but the jet spent 77 minutes in the air before touching down safely at Palma, Majorca.

Holidaymakers on beaches below heard the explosion and saw flames shoot from the engine. Some even took the responsibility of filing it and slapping it on YouTube.

The passengers all took a later flight home. Probably after some strong gin and tonics.



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