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Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017
A flight of British Airways that had been departing from Chicago O’ Hare International Airport on Sunday evening was compelled to return after it confronted with certain engine complications following a loud boom a short while after its take off, as per the authorities.
The aircraft was flying over Arlington Heights when the boom was heard.
Witnessed said that they has noticed flames emanating from one of the engines. And, they also noticed the plane dumping fuel midair.
Soon the captain announced that an engine was lost.
The plane circled over Lake Michigan for nearly 90 minutes while it dumped fuel, as per the news by local news media agencies.
Some of the witnesses explained that the loud boom sounded almost like a helicopter. They added that they had observed sparks coming out of one of the engines.
Then, a spokeswoman of Chicago Department of Aviation said that the jet was on its way to London. Finally, it landed safely at O’ Hare without any incidents around 7.42 a.m.
The engine had a surge in power and their flight crew members took the immediate action of shutting the engine down, as per a statement from a British Airways spokeswoman.
The airlines expressed an official apology statement due to the inconvenience caused following the incident.