An airplane that was bound for Caracas, Venezuela erupted into flames while preparing to take off at an airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Fifteen people sustained injuries, with one of them suffering from life-threatening wounds, as 101 passengers and crew members managed to evacuate the Dynamic International Airways’ Boeing 767-200ER just minutes after the pilots realized there was something wrong with the aircraft.
Broward Sheriff’s office spokesman Michael Jachles said the injuries that were sustained by the occupants of the airplane consisted mostly of bumps and bruises. A hospital spokeswoman further noted that a child is receiving treatment at the Broward Medical Health Center for injuries sustained during the accident.
Luis Campana, 71, who was traveling to Venezuela’s Guarico state with his wife and sister, told Reuters at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that “the engine exploded…as we were getting out of the plane down the chute, the smoke was beginning to enter and the engine was in flames”.
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