Horror moment sobbing passengers pray as they brace for emergency landing that sends sparks flying from jet

THIS is the horror moment sobbing passengers are praying as their aircraft made an emergency landing that sent sparks flying.

Terrifying footage shows passengers holding hands as their jet approaches the runway atJose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro, Colombia.

The clip was filmed on Tuesday when Latam flight 4292 from Medellin heading to Cartagena suffered a failure on one of the wheels of the nose landing gear.

According to local reports, the pilot noticed that one of the tyres had burst minutes after takeoff.

The captain informed the control tower of the incident and was told to immediately return to Jose Maria Cordova International Airport and carry out an emergency landing.

The airport was closed while firefighting and ambulance teams were readied for the plane's arrival.


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Passengers were left fearing for their lives after the captain communicated the situation over the intercom.

The damaged front landing gear can be seen causing sparks to fly as the plane touches down and scrapes along the tarmac.

The plane landed on the runway at 3.12pm and no one was reported injured.

The airport closure, which lasted over four hours, resulted in the cancellation of several scheduled flights.

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The authorities confirmed that no passengers were reported as injured and that there was no further damage caused to the plane.

The passengers were able to disembark the aircraft safe and sound while technical teams launched an investigation into the faulty landing gear and started the cleanup operation to remove the debris left on the runway.

The investigation is ongoing.

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