A video, widely circulated on social media, showed a part of the flight’s cowling, a removable metal that covers the engine, peeling off and flapping in the wind.
The video clip was shot by a passenger apparently from the window of the plane. Sharing the clip, the passenger wrote, “We survived”.
Lmao, no one gonna talk about this or is Twitter’s algorithm giving me the runaround?Alaska Airlines 588 had some… t.co/cT4WUpeWGy
— ANI (@ANI) Aug 23, 2022
The airlines also said that no injuries were reported among the 176 passengers and six crew members on board, CNN reported.
An investigation has been initiated by a safety team to ascertain the cause of the issue.
The airlines also said that the two pilots operating the flight had more than 32 years of combined flying experience.