Plane forced to make emergency landing after departing from Hawaii

A passenger on a military charter flight spotted flames outside his window, and the plane had to make an emergency landing due to a mechanical issue.
1:06 | 09/06/20

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Now that terrifying moments in the air over Hawaii when a passenger spotted what to be appeared flames outside his window. You can see him right there, shooting from the airplane, the pilot making an emergency landing and ABC's zohreen shah has more on what we're learning this morning. Zohreen, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, whit. Incredibly tense moments after a military chartered flight suffered a terribly mechanical issue minutes after taking off from Honolulu airport, from the air force base only a few miles away. The pilot declared an emergency engine failure. And then returned to the airfield. One passenger onboard tweeting so our plane almost blew up just now leaving Hawaii. This was a terrifying scene inside the cabin. Pitch black, with all of the lights out, and flames could be seen flashing outside the window. From the ground, witnesses could hear explosions before those bright flashes of lights. The plane landed safely with no injuries reported. The situation is being closely looked at. Dan? Terrifying, but glad it ended safely. Zohreen, thank you.

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