A US Airways flight headed from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale Thursday afternoon had to abort take off when a tire on the front landing gear blew out.
And as passengers evacuated the plane, one captured the entire ordeal on her cellphone with a handful of pictures and even video that have gone viral.
“So my plane just crashed…,” passenger Hannah Udren tweeted with a picture of the plane smoking and firefighters attending to the incident.
Minutes later, Udren tweeted a second photo of the plane, this time as a selfie with the caption, “So yup.”
Udren also captured a video as she left the plane, showing her and other passengers running frantically away from the wreckage screaming in panic.
“I’m off the plane right now,” Udren states in the video posted to YouTube. “We are evacuating the plane. Oh my God, the plane is on fire. Oh my God, my plane, my plane just crashed.”
Udren told WDSU News she documented the horrifying event because she didn’t think her parents would believe her.
“I took a selfie because I knew my parents wouldn’t believe me and I had to prove it to them,” Udren told WDSU News. “It was pretty scary. Everyone on the plane was screaming. People were yelling like, ‘Evacuate! We see fire!’ It was a pretty hectic moment but I was right near the exit. So I got out pretty quickly. So it wasn’t too bad.”
No one was seriously injured, but the Associated Press reported that an airport spokesman said two of the 149 passengers requested medical attention following the incident.