Close Call of the Day: Propeller Slices Through Plane During Crash Landing in Canada

This is the stuff of nightmares, especially if you’re already scared of flying.

An Air Canada flight was forced to make a crash landing on Thursday, when one of its tires burst soon after take-off from Calgary.

But as the plane went down, the landing gear collapsed, and its propeller broke off, slicing into the plane and hitting passenger Christina Kurylo in the head.

Fortunately, no one died, and there were only minor injuries.

"I’m really lucky. It could have been a million times worse," said Christina Kurylo. "I could have died, you know, you never know what could have happened."

Kurylo was one of 5 employees from an Alberta-based radio station that were all on board when the incident occurred. And they seem to be taking it all in stride.

5 members of our team were on the flight that crashed in #yeg Speedy recovery to Christina who’s still in hospital.

— ROCK 97.7 (@ROCK977) November 7, 2014

from FAIL Blog

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