As many of you may have seen by now, earlier an American 767 bound from Chicago to Miami burst into flames as it was getting ready for takeoff.
Here’s American’s first statement about the incident:
American Airlines flight 383, a Boeing 767 bound for Miami (MIA), aborted take off at Chicago O’Hare (ORD) due to an engine-related issue. The 161 passengers and 9 crew deplaned on the runway and buses are enroute to pick up the passengers and bring them back to the terminal.
And then here’s their follow-up statement about the incident:
All passengers onboard flight 383 have been bused back to the terminal. Seven passengers and one flight attendant reported injuries and were transported to the hospital to be evaluated. We are taking care of our customers and crew and are re-accommodating our passengers on another flight to Miami this evening.
Here’s a video of the plane on fire from the outside:
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) October 28, 2016
Meanwhile here’s a video of the evacuation from inside the cabin:
That’s some scary footage. Thank goodness it didn’t end worse. On the plus side, I’m happy to see that many passengers left their carry-on items behind, for once (which isn’t usually the case).
Regardless of the mostly positive outcome, this looks horrifying. I’ll be curious to see what they determine to be the cause of this.