A global air freight forwarding companies FedEx burned shortly after landing at the International Airport Fort Laudaerdale-Hollywood, the United States yesterday.
The Daily Mail newspaper reported on Saturday (29/10), the wheels of the plane carrying 23 tons of the letter was broken and triggered a blaze. Agency Boeing MD-10 aircraft exploded and burned the left wing.
In a camera recording of a witness, the aircraft wing debris could be seen thrown when there was an explosion.
|fedEx plane caught fire in hollywood. © Daily Mail|
Officials said the pilot and copilot are in the plane uninjured by the incident. FedEx plane was not carrying passengers in addition to the two pilots.
According to the Sun Sentinel, they both managed to escape by descending through the rope ladder on the right side of the fuselage.
As a result of the incident the airport was closed for an hour. Firefighters arrived at the scene two minutes later and managed to extinguish the fire. Lucky letters on the plane was still safe, do not burn.
"No one was injured and the fire did not spread to the cargo," said firefighter Michael Jachles told the Miami Herald.
Here's the video when the plane is still burning: