Aeropostal DC-9 Hard Landing Nearly Tears Off Engines (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

09/27/2011 04:04 pm ET | Updated Nov 27, 2011

An Aeropostal DC-9 with 125 passengers and five crew made an emergency landing in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela after a partial rupture of its two engines.

According to The Aviation Herald, the engines' pylons and support structures cracked at the airframe due to the hard landing.

There were no reported injuries of passengers or crew.

A commenter on Airlines.net Aviation Forums said, "You would think the landing gear would collapse before the engines got ripped off the fuselage..."

Another forum member posted two pictures of another hard DC-9 landing in Florida, 1987 where the body of the plane snapped in half.

See photos below.

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