Photos/video : American airlines plane bursts into flames on tarmac

An American airlines caught fire this morning at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Seven people were injured after the inferno at the popular airport.

According to authorities, The Boeing 767’s engine developed a problem and caught fire. The flight was scheduled for Miami but was forced to abort takeoff because of a punctured tyre at around 2.35pm yesterday. In the process of fixing the punctured tyre, the fire started, completely engulfing the right wing of the aircraft.

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Emergency inflatable slides were deployed and passengers plus staff on-board the aircraft were immediately evacuated. See video below;

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