Sat, Jun 09, 2007
Passengers Heard Engine 'Blow'
Airways flight enroute to Phoenix was forced to make an emergency
landing in Louisville, KY Thursday night.
Airline spokesman Phil Gee says Flight 688, an Airbus A320 with
137 passengers and five crew members onboard, was en route to
Phoenix from Newark, NJ, when it experienced an engine failure.
Passengers reported hearing a loud noise just before the pilot
announced the emergency landing, according to The Associated
"I was sitting by the engine and heard a poof noise," says
Charlie Cuccinello. "Everybody looking around like, 'What was
Karen Finnegan said she heard a "boom."
"I was crying and freaking out, unfortunately. It was very
The plane landed without incident, and passengers continued
their respective journeys Friday morning.
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