Air Atlanta Icelandic 747 Engine Falls From Plane

An Air Atlanta Icelandic Boeing 747-400F engine falls from the plane, damaging a garage roof in Belgium. Residents have been left shaken by the events.

Atlanta Icelandic Boeing 747-400F's engine fell from the plane and damaged a garage roof.
Garage roof left partly damage by aircraft engine | © Zeenews India

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On Thursday, September 8th, couple Louis and Adela from Waremme, Belgium were left in utter shock as a part of the Boeing 747’s engine fell from the plane and partly destroyed their garage window before landing next to their driveway. Thankfully, nobody was left injured, but the couple has been left mentally dishevelled after such an incident. The Air Atlanta Icelandic Boeing 747-400F was flying to Malta-Luqa airport when, not long after takeoff, the plane shockingly lost the aft cowl of one of the engines. This caused the engine to fall off.  Despite such shocking events taking place, the flight continued to Malta relatively safely as those onboard were not left at all injured.

Resident Louis has since shared his feelings about the incident and the damage that it has caused to his garage roof.

“It sounded more intense than usual. I had the feeling that he was flying quite low, it was hard to believe.”

At first, he alongside other residents believed that the loud noise was a thunderstorm and was left speechless when they discovered that it was the engine part of an aircraft. Due to the physical damage caused to their garage roof, emergency services were called. Firefighters closed off the area to ensure that everyone was protected. According to Aviation.24be, the couple is currently expecting the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) to visit to investigate the situation further and track down the aircraft that the engine came from.

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