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Oct 28, 2016 4:05 PM

No injuries after plane fire, evacuation at O'Hare airport

The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say an American Airlines plane caught fire and passengers evacuated on the runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says American Airlines Flight 383 departed Chicago for Miami on Friday afternoon when it blew a tire and damaged an engine. Molinaro says the pilot aborted takeoff and everyone evacuated. The FAA says there were no injuries.

#AA383 on fire on the tarmac at O'Hare. Everyone safe. Escape chutes deploy ~0:10. (??: @Donnahdanoosh )

— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) October 28, 2016

Television reports showed a large plume of black smoke coming from the Boeing 767.

American Airlines spokeswoman Leslie Scott said in a brief statement that the plane had "an engine-related mechanical issue." She says buses are en route to take 161 passengers and nine crew members from the runway to the terminal.

The Chicago Fire Department tweeted that it was responding to the scene.

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