20 injured, Plane catches fire in Chicago airport

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Chicago, Oct 29 :An American Airlines Flight 383 caught fire on a runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Friday afternoon.

Chicago Tribune reported that 161 passengers and nine crew members were rescued down emergency chutes on the left side of the plane, and the right side wings burned.

Twenty people were hospitalised with minor injuries,according to Fire Chief Juan Hernandez, the EMS chief at the airport.

“Seven passengers and one flight attendant reported minor injuries and were transported to the hospital to be evaluated,” American Airlines said in a statement.

The American Airlines Flight 383 blew a tire and damaged an engine, the Flight 383 departed from Chicago for Miami on Friday afternoon.

The incidents are still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Wefornews Bureau

 

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