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Watch: American Airlines on fire on Chicago runway

 

American Airlines Flight 383 was a regularly scheduled passenger flight operating from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Miami International Airport.

On October 28, 2016, the Boeing 767-300ER operating the flight (registered N345AN) was accelerating for takeoff down Chicago O’Hare’s runway 28R when the aircraft’s right engine suffered an uncontained failure that led to a severe fire. The crew managed to abort the takeoff and evacuate everyone on board, while responding emergency services extinguished the fire. Twenty-one people were injured, and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

The right engine suffered a sudden rupture of the stage 2 disk operating at takeoff power. The disk separated into two pieces, the smaller of which pierced the wing’s fuel tank and then flew 2,935 feet (895 m), falling through the roof of a United Parcel Service (UPS) facility and coming to rest on the building’s floor. No UPS employees occupying the building were injured

The American Airlines jet had nine crew members and 161 passengers on board.

Seven passengers and a flight attendant were slightly injured and taken to the hospital, the airline said

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