"We're not sure what happened or what caused it," Cooper said.
He said it's not unusual for a small amount of "flame out" to occur when a plane takes off
What on God's green earth does that mean?!?!?! It's Ok to "flame out" a little on take-off and that is a normal thing? I personally, and it is just my opinion, do not like the engines to flame out a little on takeoff. Maybe someone here can educate me that this is OK. Or was he saying it is OK to have a small amount of flames shooting out the back?!?!? That I have no problem with. Just as long as only a "small" amount of flames are shooting out the back of my engines, I am cool. Where do they get these folks?
"Witnesses reported seeing flames coming from one of the engines."
Holy COW! But this was Ok per the next statement:
"There were no apparent injuries to the 179 passengers onboard nor was there obvious damage to the plane's engines, he said."
At least there was no "obvious" damage to the engines!!! Only flames coming out of it. It should be OK after a quick engine run by maintenance.
Do you think maintenance will come back with it being a CND?