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High on List of Things You Don't Want to See From Your Airplane Window: Massive Shower of Sparks

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Passengers returning to Sydney from San Francisco were treated to a delightful pyrotechnic show as a special treat from Qantas. A mesmerizing cascade of flame and sparks! Coming from their 747's engine. Which exploded after taking off. Wait a second.

One man aboard the plane was able to document the ordeal—which thankfully ended with a safe landing—on his iPhone, capturing what must have been a harrowing hour in the air. But at least the captain was able to provide some soothing words: "You must be assured that we are trained for this situation...Normally, we do it in a simulator, of course, but we are trained for it so rest assured everything is under control." [Daily Mail]

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