This Tuesday a flight was taking off in Mexico during a heavy downpour and just as it lifted off, it was hit with strong winds and the pilot had to abort. They were already in the air and the plane slammed belly down in a field ripping off both engines and violently tossing the plane around. When it finally stopped, it caught on fire and the 99 passengers and 4 crew then began a terrifying dash for safety. In these cases, everything you know and hear about staying calm goes out the window.
Thankfully no one died, 49 people suffered various injuries from cuts and bruises to severe burns, but the pilot is in serious condition.
Like many of us do, a guy was filming the takeoff on his phone and caught it all as it happened. It’s hard to make out since the rain was coming down so hard it was like a blizzard! And to think I have to fly in about a week!