Air Canada Boeing plane bursts into flames seconds after taking off

Air Canada Boeing plane bursts into flames seconds after taking off Air Canada Boeing plane bursts into flames seconds after taking off

This is the terrifying moment an Air Canada Boeing plane bursts into flames seconds after take-off.

Video footage shows the aircraft gaining altitude before a light flashes from the right engine and the tail of the plane becomes engulfed in flames - the result of a small explosion.

The frightening ordeal took place thirty minutes after departure as the plane was leaving Toronto Pearson Airport Wednesday night en route to Paris, France.

Witnesses on the ground were horrified with one of them heard saying, 'Holy crap! It's got an engine fire!,' The Sun reported.

No crew members or 389 passengers on the flight were injured. The air crew landed the plane safely.

According to a company representative, the fire was due to an issue with the engine's compressor.

They further stated that 'the aircraft will be taken out of service for further evaluation by our maintenance and engineering professionals.'

The airline told news outlet CP24 that after 'the aircraft landed, it was inspected by airport response vehicles as per normal operating processes, and it taxied to the gate on its own.'

The aircraft will be inspected and repaired before it is used again.

Flight tracker FlightAware said the plane left the gate at 8:46pm but circled back and landed at the same airport at 9:50pm.

Airline officials said passengers were placed on another flight later that evening.

According to Global News, this was the second incident that took place at Toronto Pearson Airport shortly after take-off in the last two weeks.

On May 27, a flight leaving Toronto heading toDelhi, India encountered an engine issue that forced the plane to reroute.

The Boeing 777-300ER has been with the airline since March 2008, according to Media Drum World.

Air Canada has 19 of those aircraft, all of which are in active service.

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