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VIDEO: Passenger on grounded Swoop flight shares frightening footage

Following an emergency landing by Swoop Airlines, a passenger has shared footage of the tense moments aboard the plane.

On Tuesday, a Swoop flight bound for Edmonton was forced to return to Abbotsford shortly following take off after striking a large bird.

Footage posted to Instagram by a passenger shows large flames exiting the plane's wing several times in a row while cries of “fire!” can be heard int he background.

😱 Grateful for a skilled pilot and a safe return to Abbotsford. #abbotsfordairport #flyswoop @globalnews @flyswoop

A post shared by Rodriguez Revolution (@rodriguez_revolution) on

A Facebook post made by a passenger on the flight claimed that, after departure, they heard a loud thud.

They described smoke filling the cabin and a smell of something burning.

Luckily, the crew and all 176 passengers all made it off the flight just fine, however, the airport did experience some delays.

Swoop is a low-cost subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Inc.



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