American Airlines Plane Catches Fire On Runway, Passengers Record Chaotic Evacuation Scene – Scary Mommy

American Airlines Plane Catches Fire On Runway, Passengers Record Chaotic Evacuation Scene

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American Airlines Plane catches fire, passengers rush to evacuate

If you’re a nervous flyer, you may want to skip this one. Today an American Airlines plane caught fire on the runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. AA 383 flight aborted take-off due to an “engine-related mechanical issue.” It happened at about 2:35 pm local time.

NBC reports “The FAA said the Miami-bound Boeing 767 blew a tire and damaged an engine, prompting the pilots to abort takeoff.”

 A passenger recorded the terrifying moment the plane was evacuating and shared it on his Facebook page:

Oh My FkEn Gosh….. I am SaFe….. holly F… OmG….
15 Seconds later would have been on the air and would have been a good bye…
Food for thought, don’t take anything for granted and appreciate, because you just never know. 🙏🏼

Posted by Hector Gustavo Cardenas on Friday, October 28, 2016

You can hear everyone screaming, “Go!” The 161 passengers and nine crew members deplaned via chute onto the runway. Seven passengers and one flight attendant were transported to the hospital, according to ABC.

In other news, the entire nation increased their Xanax dosage today. Thankfully everyone is okay, but if this kind of news freaks you the hell out, you are not alone.