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January 1, United Airlines Boeing Engulfed in Flames, Makes Emergency Landing



A shocking video has emerged showing a United Airlines Boeing aircraft engulfed in flames, forcing it to make an emergency landing mere minutes after takeoff. The terrifying incident took place on Monday, leaving passengers and crew members in a state of panic and fear.

The passengers aboard the flight were subjected to a horrifying spectacle as bright orange and white flames burst out from beneath the aircraft’s left wing, perilously close to the passenger windows. This was reported by the New York Post, which also shared the video capturing the fiery blaze illuminating the darkness of the night sky.

A crew member on the flight was heard saying, “Hey ladies and gentlemen, we realized something happened outside,” as reported by the New York Post.

The flight in question was United Airlines Flight 1118, which had embarked on a two-hour journey from George H. Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport to Fort Myers, Florida. However, the flight was compelled to return to the Houston airport less than 15 minutes after takeoff due to the unexpected fire. Dorian D. Cerda, a passenger on the flight, managed to capture the incident on film.

The swift return to the airport ensured the safety of all passengers and crew members aboard. United Airlines promptly organized an alternative flight to transport the passengers to their intended destination. The airline confirmed the incident, attributing the emergency landing to an engine issue, and assured that the flight concluded without any injuries, according to the New York Post.

The aircraft involved in the incident was identified as a Boeing 737-900. This model is related to the newer Max series that faced grounding earlier in the year due to safety concerns. This latest incident adds another layer of scrutiny to Boeing’s fleet.

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation to determine the cause of the engine fire, as reported by the New York Post. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of stringent safety measures and thorough inspections in the aviation industry.

Why It Matters (op-ed)

The horrifying incident on United Airlines Flight 1118 is yet another example of the potential dangers lurking within the aviation industry. It’s time for a thorough examination of the safety regulations and manufacturing practices that allowed this to happen.

Boeing, in particular, should be held accountable for any oversights in their aircraft designs and production. The fact that the Boeing 737-900 is related to the Max series, which faced grounding earlier due to safety concerns, raises questions about the company’s commitment to passenger safety.

The Federal Aviation Administration must act swiftly and decisively in their investigation, ensuring that such a terrifying event does not occur again. Our lives are quite literally in their hands.

As our loyal readers, we encourage you to share your thoughts and opinions on this issue. Let your voice be heard and join the discussion below.





    March 10, 2024 at 6:41 am

    I realize Boeing has in the past taken some shortcuts to compete with Airbus but in this case the problem may be with United.
    Recently United embraced a hiring program to make their jobs more inclusive.. They have traded experience to pushing people they consider under privileged to be employed. This as far as I have read goes to the entire work force. Piolets to baggage handlers and Maintenace crews.
    As a passenger on any airline, I feel more comfortable knowing the mechanic who maintained the engines on the aircraft I am about to travel on was a well experienced person and not someone who was employed just to give them a chance for a better life.! I have nothing against DEI unless it endangers my life!!

  2. Herb Haughton

    March 10, 2024 at 8:40 am

    This is a bs article. Click bait for sure.


    March 10, 2024 at 8:49 am

    What happened to my comment – was it too truthful?

    • Diane Leemans Kelley

      March 10, 2024 at 3:12 pm

      What happened? Did you bring up DEI?

  4. Joe Wilburn

    March 11, 2024 at 9:20 am

    Mr. Porter, You should be ashamed of your yellow journalism. It starts with the headline. The jet was, In fact, NOT on fire. It had an engine problem. Had the plane flown in daylight, it probably would not have made the news as the fire would have been barely visible. You should only bash Boeing when it’s their fault. The engine was not made by them.


    March 11, 2024 at 11:40 am

    Yes I did !!
    Is it a forbidden subject?
    I take it this website has outlawed free speech.

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