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A Boeing 737 was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing in California, after a gaping hole ripped open its fuselage.

The noise was like a gunshot, those aboard tell Al Jazeera.

There were only minor injuries among the 123 people on board, but for the passengers aboard, the descent on Friday was a terrifying experience.

US airline Southwest has grounded 81 of its Boeing 737 fleet following the incident.

Al Jazeera's John Metherell speaks with some of the passengers about what happen.

Source: Al Jazeera