Fight TCX314, during take-off at Manchester Airport
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Jet engine problem captured on film at Manchester Airport

An aviation enthusiast managed to capture on film the moment a Thomas Cook Airbus A330 plane had engine trouble at Manchester Airport.

Simon Lowe, who was at the airport to film a large cargo plane, heard a noise like "a gunshot" as he was filming.

He told the BBC News website that when he reviewed the footage at home "I could see that the engine had kind of exploded or disintegrated".

A spokesman for Thomas Cook Airlines said the engine had remained intact and they were investigating the problem.

In a statement the airline said: "We can confirm that an incident took place at Manchester Airport regarding flight TCX314, during take-off to the Dominican Republic.

"The aircraft developed an engine fault and returned to stand; as a precaution, the airport emergency services attended the aircraft - but at no time were passengers or crew at risk. We'd like to thank our customers for their patience during the delay to their flight; a replacement aircraft was used to take them on their holiday the same afternoon."

Footage courtesy Simon Lowe

  • 26 Jun 2013