FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A FedEx plane burst into flames Friday on a Fort Lauderdale runway, the same day that an American Airlines flight was evacuated in Chicago after catching fire.
The Federal Aviation Administration said that the landing gear of FedEx Flight 910 collapsed after it touched down, sending the DC-10 skidding along the runway before the aircraft caught fire. The plane was flying from Memphis, Tennessee.
Firefighters sprayed the plane with foam and quickly extinguished the blaze.
Officials at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shut down the runway after the fire and delays are expected.
The pilot and copilot escaped harm using a rope ladder on the right side of the aircraft, and no members of the ground crews were hurt, CNN reports.