Plane catches fire at airport; passengers evacuate on slides
DANIA BEACH, FL.- A jet plane's engine caught fire as it prepared for takeoff from Florida and more than 100 passengers had to evacuate using emergency slides. Officials say one person was seriously injured.
Dozens of passengers could be seen in video footage Thursday gliding down the slides of the Dynamic Airways flight, which was bound for Caracas, Venezuela. Some ran from the plane into the terminal at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport as fire crews rushed to put the fire out.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles says a total of 21 people were injured, most of whom were treated at a hospital and released. Jachles says a male passenger who fell and hit his head while running on the tarmac was seriously injured and still hospitalized late Thursday.