A Toronto neighborhood was sprinkled with falling debris from an Air Canada Boeing 777 jet on Monday. Some vehicles were hit, but fortunately no passengers or people on the ground were injured by the hot metal.
The flight was carrying 318 passengers to Narita, Japan, when one of the two engines blew out and shut down. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Pearson International Airport about an hour and a half after takeoff.
The dreaded feeling of silence from the jet engine 15 minutes into the flight warned one passenger that something was horribly wrong.
“That’s when I grabbed my chair. ‘Oh, crap am I going to fall?” he said.
Air Canada says it’s unsure why the engine failed.
“Aircrafts are designed to fly with one engine and our pilots are trained to fly in such occurrences,” said Peter Fitzpatrick, a spokesperson from Air Canada.
Residents called the police, saying that pieces of metal falling from the sky had damaged their cars, but police say no one was hurt.
A police officer said ambulances were on the scene just in case the stress got to people.
“People could be hyperventilating or have a heart attack. We have ambulances there just in case,” she said. “I’d be freaking out if it were me.”
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