Passenger Fadhl Abu-Ghanem told CTV News: "Basically as the aircraft was rolling down the runway, it felt like we hit a bump.

"Next thing I know I start seeing flames coming out of the right engine. I also felt very strong heat.

"I looked around for a flight attendant and couldn't find one so I just started yelling, 'There's fire, fire, fire right engine, fire right engine!'

""I started texting my mom saying 'Something's wrong with the airplane. I love you.'"

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