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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