Yesterday’s Philippine Airlines Los Angeles – Manila flight declared a mayday and returned to the airport with its right engine releasing bursts of flames. The Boeing 777-300 was carrying 342 passengers and 18 crew. It was in its initial climb out when the right engine began surging. It returned to the same runway it had departed from 12 minutes earlier.
You can see the right engine surges on the Boeing 777 in this video taken by a passenger from inside the aircraft.
Here’s video of the aircraft from the ground, showing the smoking engine.