American Airlines Flight 383 Fire – Chicago O’Hare to Miami
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- Date: October 28, 2016
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Airline: American Airlines
- Type of Aircraft: Boeing 767-300
- Type of Incident: Fire on Runway/Takeoff
- Total Passengers: 170
- Injuries: Up to 21
- Fatalities: None
(Chicago, Illinois – October 28, 2016) American Airlines Flight 383, departing O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, enroute to Miami, experienced a “problem during takeoff,” which AA described as an engine malfunction. However an unnamed official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the plane suffered a “rare, serious engine failure,” in which parts actually blew off the engine and acted like “shrapnel.”
The takeoff attempt was aborted and the passengers were evacuated from the airplane using a chute. Authorities reported flames, and 21 passengers, including at least one crew member, were reported injured. They were transported to a local hospital, although no report on their condition was immediately available.
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