A United Airlines flight to Los Angeles that took off from Newark Airport on Wednesday night was forced to return and make an emergency landing after an apparent engine fire was caught on camera.

Filmed by a passenger from inside the plane, the footage shows sparks flying and flames gradually getting bigger as the plane moves forward. “Most terrifying experience of my life. Flight delayed 2 hours for Maintenance (sic) issues. Flight takes off, Right-wing of the plane (where I’m sitting in the aisle seat) sparking & now one engine failed,” Adamo wrote.
“They’re circling. Turning around. Trying to land back in Newark.
My stepdad has worked for @united for 30+ years.
He called for me to check. We are going back. People still flipping out,” Adamo continued. “I’ve never seen an engine light on fire and burst like this. It was honestly scary.”An airline spokeswoman said the plane was forced to return to Newark “due to a mechanical issue.” “The flight landed safely and passengers deplaned normally,” the rep, Kimberly Gibbs, told. “We are working on changing aircraft to get our customers to their destination as soon as possible.”

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