It’s Good This Plane Wasn’t Flying When Its Engine Exploded

Yesterday, this Airbus A330 was zipping down the runway of Manchester Airport, UK, ready to take off and head to the Dominican Republic. And then, holy crap, its jet engine exploded.

Sat on that plane, the passengers must have been very, very, very relieved that it was still on the ground rather than in the air. Also, great control on the part of the pilot as he kept it together while the craft began to snake across the runway. [YouTube]