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Passengers Spot Fuel Pouring Out Of Airplane Wing On United Flight

By in Huffington Post on June 15, 2017

By Carly Ledbetter

Newlyweds Rachel and Mike Brumfield are being called heroes after the pair spotted fuel gushing out of the wing of their United Airlines flight on Tuesday night.

Brumfield said via Twitter that crew members were oblivious to the incident as the plane was about to take off.

“Clearer video of the #united #gasleak. How not one crew member saw this is beyond me,” Brumfield wrote alongside a video of fuel pouring out of the wing. “Thank god we were lookin out the window at take off.”

Clearer video of the #united #gasleak. How not one crew member saw this is beyond me. Thank god we were lookin out the window at take off. pic.twitter.com/3BDZJ3S4xd

— Rachel (@RachelEPas) June 14, 2017

According to an interview with the New York Post, Brumfield and her husband Mike were on their way to Venice for their honeymoon. After noticing the fuel, Mike rushed to tell flight attendants about the incident, though he was apparently ignored.

“He’s like, ‘But something’s not right.’ They said, ‘Is it an emergency?’ He said, ‘I don’t know,’ so they said, ‘Go sit down,’” Rachel told the Post. “They said, ‘Everything’s normal.’”

But after finally spotting the fuel, the flight attendants went into emergency mode and alerted the pilot and emergency services. Rachel told the Post that United later gave the couple champagne for their efforts and told them to “go easy” on social media.

Just another day flying @united but hey at least we got a free glass […]    

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