Passengers On American Airlines Have Frightening Ride

More than 100 passengers on an American Airlines flight out of Dallas had one frightening ride.

The flight had to make an emergency landing on Dec. 20.

The airline says there was a turbine failure in the plane's right engine shortly after take-off.

Officials said there was a noise that sounded like an explosion, and the plane made a drastic drop in altitude.

The Orlando-bound plane was forced to turn around for an emergency landing.

Some passengers described the incident.

"It was a big explosion. For one minute we don't know what was going on, but we figured out we lose one of those turbines in the airplane," stated one passenger.

No injuries were reported.

And airline officials have not explain why the engine turbine failed. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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