Airplane on Fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (Video) UPDATED

Airplane on Fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (Video) UPDATED
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Update 7 (3:55 p.m.): The Broward County Aviation Department has set up an emergency contact line for passengers and their relatives: 888-283-2157.

Update 6 (3:44 p.m.): According to Broward Sheriff's Fire Rescue, 15 passengers were injured and all were taken to the hospital. 14 of the 15 injured suffered only bumps and bruises. According to officials, one person suffered serious burns, though it's not clear if the person was a passenger or a member of the crew. The severity of the burn injuries were not revealed.

"The fire was extinguished very quickly, the plane was evacuated," BSO spokesperson Mike Jachles says. 

Update 5 (3:20 p.m.): Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport says that they are back to operating, and that all departures and arrivals are resuming. 


Update 4 (1:50 p.m.): All flights in and out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International are currently suspended, the FAA says.

The FAA adds that passengers should contact airlines for specific information on their flights.


Update 3 (1:34 p.m.): Air traffic control radio transmission (listen here) reveals that the plane — flight 405 —  was leaking fuel just before it caught fire.

"There's fuel leaking out of the left engine," an air traffic controller is heard saying. 

"Engine's on fire! Engine's on fire!" he then says moments later.

Update 2 (1:20 p.m.): According to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport spokesperson Greg Meyer, it appears to have been an engine fire. The plane was headed to Caracas, Venezuela just before it caught fire. 

Update 1  (1:10 p.m.): According to Broward Sheriff's Office spokesperson Mike Jachles, there are several injuries reported as a result of the fire.

A tweet from CBS News says there were 101 passengers on the plane:

Original post:

A plane was engulfed in flames at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood-International airport this afternoon. People on the tarmac snapped photos and videos of the aircraft, which was shooting massive plumes of black smoke into the air.

According to at least one Tweet, airport fire crews arrived quickly on the scene to foam out the flames.

From the photos posted, it appears the plane is a Dynamic Airways Boeing 767.

It's not clear what caused the fire, or if anyone was aboard the plane.

We'll update this post as information comes in.



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