Terrifying moment several women pray and a man takes a big slug of whiskey when their flight from Caracas to Miami suffers engine failure
- Swift Air Flight WA1996 was forced to land in the Dominican Republic on Monday due to engine problems just 30 minutes after the flight had taken off
- A passenger on the Boeing 737-400 flight recorded the moment two women prayed and a man drank from a whiskey bottle
- The male passenger then passed off the bottle to another man
- The airplane landed in Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo and then took off after the engine issues were fixed
- The flight landed in Miami International Airport at 8:42pm local time
- Swift Air operated the second leg of the Caracas-Miami flight with a connection in the Dominican Republic because LASER Airlines is banned from the U.S.
- The Trump administration suspended commercial and cargo flights between the U.S. and Venezuela in May
The moment a Caracas to Miami flight was forced to return to the Dominican Republic due to an engine failure was caught on video, showing female passengers joining hands in prayer and a man chugging a massive swig of whiskey.
Swift Air Flight WA1996 was forced to go back to Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo on Monday afternoon just 30 minutes after taking off.
A passenger aboard the Boeing 737-400 aircraft recorded how several terrified women recited ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ while the man took a shot for courage.
A passenger aboard Swift Air Flight WA1996 prays after the pilot announced the Caracas-Miami connecting flight had suffered engine failure Monday and had to return to the Dominican Republic
A male passenger drinks from a bottle of whisky after customers on board were notified that the aircraft had engine issues
The Swift Air flight was operating the Dominican Republic to Miami leg of the flight since Venezuelan operator LASER Airlines is banned from serving the United States
Subsequently, he handed off the bottle to another passenger.
The airplane landed in the Dominican Republic without any problems, according to Dominican outlet Listin Diario.
After mechanics addressed the engine issues, the plane took off for Miami International Airport and landed at 8:42pm local time.
The Swift Air flight was operating the Dominican Republic to Miami leg of the flight since Venezuelan operator LASER Airlines is banned from serving the United States.
In May, the Trump administration announced the suspension of commercial and cargo planes between the United States and Venezuela.
‘Conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew traveling to or from that country,’ according to a May 15 statement from the Department of Homeland Security.
American Airlines was the last air carrier to halt its service between the U.S. and the crisis-stricken, oil-rich country in late March.
A man smiles after a passenger handed him a bottle of whiskey moments after Swift Air customers learned their plane had to return to the Dominican Republic because of engine problems