Engine falls off Boeing 737 mid-flight

Stop and think for a moment: what’s the worst thing you could see while looking outside of an airplane window mid-flight? How about seeing the engine fall off the wing? That’s what happened to a Nationwide Airlines Boeing 737 in Cape Town, South Africa yesterday.

“I heard this huge bang.” Passenger Ronel Derman was seated directly over the wing when a man next to her explained the situation. “He said, ‘That’s our engine that’s just fallen off.’ I couldn’t believe it. He had to repeat it to me,” she told the South African Press Association.

100 people were on board, yet no injuries were reported and the plane returned safely to the airport. Donnie Darko was unavailable for comment.

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