Moscow- Some passengers opened the emergency door and jumped off a plane when they realized the fire coming out of one of the engines.
The Utair Boeing 737 was preparing to take off from Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport for Makhachkala when the incident happened.
One of the passengers shared a video on his Instagram account taken during the incident. It can be heard clearly that a Flight attendant was delivering safety instructions when the incident happened.
When they saw flames two men and a woman that were seated in the emergency exit row opened the emergency door and jump onto the wing of the aircraft.
Cabin crew assured the passengers that there was no safety risk.
Utair said that an airflow interruption caused a flame while the turbine was revving up before takeoff.
Passengers were moved to another aircraft.