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Propeller in Plane Window Causes Only Minor Injuries on Air Canada Flight

By    |   Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 12:51 PM

A propeller broke off and sliced through a plane window on an Air Canada flight last week, injuring passengers and causing an emergency landing.

The incident happened Thursday on a Grande Prairie-bound flight from Calgary. According to the Canada Journal, a tire exploded during takeoff, causing the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Edmonton.

The blast caused the plane to tip over, lodging one of the propellers through a window and into the cabin. Passenger Christina Kurylo was struck in the head and three others sustained minor injuries.



"When I saw that propeller in my window and told that was where I was sitting it was like 'wow,'" Kurylo told CTV Edmonton after seeing a photo of the accident. "I feel so lucky and blessed to have walked away with what I walked away with."

Kurylo was one of four people hospitalized with minor injuries in Thursday's incident. They were all later released.

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

"The sort of least worst scenario is minor injuries like this, so we’re certainly very happy to be in a position that there are no worse injuries than that," an Edmonton International Airport spokesperson said in a statement.

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