Dynamic Airways Plane Catches Fire on Runway at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport
At least 15 people have been injured after a Dynamic Airways plane’s engine caught fire as it taxied for take-off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.
The Dynamic Airways Boeing 767 was on the runway at Florida airport, preparing for departure to Venezuela.
The left engine, which had been leaking fuel, caught fire.
The passengers and crew were evacuated and the fire extinguished but one person has been left with severe burns.
“The crew followed the emergency procedures, shut down the engine and evacuated the aircraft in order to assure safety to all on board,” Dynamic Airways said in a statement.
Those injured are being treated at Florida Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.
One person has been “seriously burnt”, according to Mike Jachles of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending agents to Fort Lauderdale to investigate the fire.
Dynamic Airways flies between Fort Lauderdale, New York, Venezuela and Guyana.