Palma.—A British holiday maker has posted his video footage of one of the engines of the Jet2 flight to Manchester catching fire shortly after take-off last week and posted it on YouTube. Over the weekend, passengers, who spent most of last Friday grounded at Palma airport waiting for a new flight back to Manchester, spoke to the British media about their experience on board the plane after the right engine caught fire.According to media reports, passengers were in the air for over an hour after watching flames shoot from one of the engines on their jet bound for North England.

The flight was eventually diverted to Palma where it made a successful and incident free emergency landing, although the airport's emergency services were on full alert. The pilots apparently shut down the engine but the 180 passengers and six crew were forced to stay on board for 77 minutes before safely landing here in Majorca.

Flight LS170 suffered a “technical problem,” according to the airline.
In a statement released hours after the incident, which according to some reports left scores of the passengers “terrified”, Jet2 said the flight was diverted “as a matter of precaution, following a technical fault indication.

The aircraft landed safely, without incident and we are currently investigating the cause.” Tourists on the ground, who filmed the incident, said they heard repetitive sounds and “thought they were fireworks”.


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