Published on : Friday, January 19, 2018
Passengers on board an American Airlines flight that was travelling from Phoenix to Dallas were asked to brace up following an issue with a faulty fan compelled the airplane make an emergency landing on Wednesday.
The footage captured by a passenger portrayed that they were instructed by the crew about how they can adopt the ‘brace position for landing’ and also requested to continue remaining in the posture till the airplane comes to a complete stop.
Mesa Airlines was operating the flight.
One of the flight attendants can also be heard telling passengers that during ‘heavy smoke’ every passenger should ‘bend over’, ‘cover noise and mouth’ and stay low to the ground while they evacuate.
As the airplane rumbled to a stop the flight crew members were observed to be repeatedly yelling for passengers to ‘brace’ and ‘keep heads down’.
Finally the flight was able to touch down safely at Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport around 12.30 p.m. local time according to a spokesperson for American who had mentioned it to a news media agency.
Later Ramsthel, one of the passengers capturing the video remarked on a social media platform that American Airlines crew members were able to do a fantastic job keeping them safe. He then expressed his gratitude to the airline for handling the situation so well. He is a certified pilot himself.
A representative for American Airlines confirmed to a media agency that a broken fan was responsible for the incident.
Since then the aircraft has been repaired and placed back into service.