AMERICAN, Aug 6 – A DRAMATIC footage has been released of the moment an American Airlines plane was engulfed in flames before taking off in Chicago last October. The footage was obtained by the US broadcaster, NBC. It captured the moment when the plane caught fire and the drama that unfolded as fire trucks rushed to the scene.
None of the 161 passengers and nine crew were seriously hurt when the Boeing 767 caught fire shortly before taking off on a flight to Miami. Within seconds part of the plane was in flames.Emergency escape chutes were deployed and those on board were evacuated two minutes and 21 seconds after the plane had come to a complete stop.