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Hey flight attendant, the propeller lost a screw, it’s lodged in my window!

Could you imagine… sitting on your flight, gazing at the endless sky… when all of the sudden a bolt from the propellor shoots off the wing and lodges in your window?

Ahh… modern travel.  Well, that’s what happened to a passenger on an Air Canada Flight.

In an article on Tech Blog entitled, “This Airline Passenger Heard Something Come Loose Mid-Flight, Wait Until You See What Happened to His Window” [1], they have the story and some great photos of the propeller and screw!

One internet user aboard an Air Canada flight to Vancouver heard a noise mid-flight, and then proceeded to see a screw come loose from the propeller before it headed straight into the window pane by his seat.

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In Skips_LegDay’s own words: “So about halfway through my flight I heard a loud POP, looked out my window at a bolt that flew off the prop and broke through the outer pane.”

Once other passengers heard and saw what happened, they became frenzied. Fortunately, the plane landed safely.

 

Continue reading for an up-close shot and more information.

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He adds: “People around me heard it and seemed nervous once they saw the source of the sound.

I got up and went to the FA [flight attendant] and quietly told her what happened, she came over to see it then called the pilot. He said it will be fine until we land as the cabin’s pressurized.

Once we landed and people stopped snapping pics, the pilot talked to me for a while. Said he’s never seen this happen in over 25 years of flying.”

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