Posted: 29 October, 2016 by Newsroom

Multiple Injured After Plane Catches On Fire

News out of the US.

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20 people have been hospitalised after a plane caught on fire on the runway in Chicago.

The American Airlines flight caught fire after an engine failure on the tarmac, forcing the 161 passengers and nine crew to evacuate.

Shocking vision emerged of passengers frantically evacuating the plne as the back end goes up in flames.

Most of the injuries were minor bruising and ankle injuries from the plane's slides.

The Federal Aviation Administration said "preliminary reports indicate a blown tire.

It also stated it "is investigating to determine the cause."

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