By Video – Engine explodes on Thomas Cook flight shortly before take-off
Almasalla Travel News -Ashraf El gedawy – Thomas Cook Airlines has launched an investigation after one of its aircraft carrying 325 passengers to the Caribbean exploded shortly before take-off from Manchester Airport on Monday.
Flight TCX314 to the Dominican Republic was taxiing down the runway when flames shot out of the right engine, followed by billowing smoke.
The Airbus A330 swerved slightly, but the pilot was able to bring it under control and there were no reported injuries.
A spokesperson for Thomas Cook Airlines said, "We can confirm that an incident took place at Manchester Airport regarding flight TCX314, during take-off to the Dominican Republic. The aircraft developed an engine fault and returned to stand; as a precaution, the airport emergency services attended the aircraft – but at no time were passengers or crew at risk.
"We’d like to thank our customers for their patience during the delay to their flight; a replacement aircraft was used to take them on their holiday the same afternoon."
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