Here’s one horrible nightmare: Sitting on your aeroplane and seeing one of the engines on fire. That’s what happened to Brad McCoy’s BAE 146 airliner on its way to Barrow Island. Fortunately, the pilot was able to make a successful emergency landing at Perth.
Asked if it was a scary moment, one of the passengers — a worker at oil and gas platforms — said: “I’ve seen worse things at work.”
Here’s how the event looked from the ground and how the engine looked after the accident: