flight bound for
was diverted back to Seattle after a
was reported on board, airline officials
on a busy
flight ended with a jet engine cover ripping off during an
at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Pilots turned the
around, and then returned to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where it landed safely, the airline reported.
A video posted on
this week shows pieces of metal piece fly off a plane reportedly commissioned by
The airline said there were
six crew members
on board when the incident occurred.
"The two pilots who operated the flight have more than
32 years of combined flying experience
," the airline wrote in its statement.
"They, along with our flight attendants, handled the incident with
tremendous professionalism and care.
We also greatly appreciated the patience of our guests during this event."
The aircraft is now out of service while the airline's safety team investigates, the airline reported.
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