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Aircraft On Fire at Ohare

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posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 02:56 PM
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Just breaking on Twitter reports of an aircraft on fire at Ohare Airport

Image here

twitter.com...

And this has been quoted by another poster

The flight in question at O'Hare appears to be AA383, a 767-300 from ORD to MIA, N345AN, delivered in 2003.


twitter.com...

The above is unverified so far.
edit on 28-10-2016 by solidshot because: (no reason given)

edit on 28-10-2016 by solidshot because: (no reason given)




posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: solidshot

Looks like it may just be a fire department burn at the airport. I don't see anything about an accident besides this.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:01 PM
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a reply to: solidshot

This is all over it too though...


Don't be alarmed! The Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare is doing practice fires today on the airfield fire pit! @fly2ohare @Chicago_Scanner


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posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Claimed to be a vid of it twitter.com...


There was reputedly a drill earlier, seen claims that this wasn't it though?



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I am seeing conflicting witness reports on Twitter.. some say the drill is separate from this.

One says she saw it sliding down the runway. Another said it is an AA flight.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:04 PM
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Better vid here twitter.com...



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:04 PM
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It's an American Airlines 767, it didn't slide down the runway, it was taxiing it looks like.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:05 PM
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American Airlines said the incident involved Flight 383 bound for Miami that was forced to abort its takeoff.

An engine fire on the right wing of the Boeing 747 has been put out, officials said. Emergency inflatable slides were deployed.

ABC7 Chicago - Crews respond to plane fire at O'Hare

No mention of "down" it looks like "engine fire" but no mention if that caused the aborted take off.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:06 PM
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originally posted by: solidshot
a reply to: Zaphod58

Claimed to be a vid of it twitter.com...


There was reputedly a drill earlier, seen claims that this wasn't it though?

Unless my eyes are deceiving me, I see people sliding down the chute.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: solidshot

Looks pretty real if so... Can see the people sliding down the escape slide.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

FlightRadar 24 on twitter are reporting the aircraft was on it's "take off roll"



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: solidshot

It's still on its wheels, so either way it's not "down". Looks like an engine caught fire, and spread.

They blew a tire as they started the take off roll, and the right engine caught fire, spreading to the wing.
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posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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I think the confusion is due to there being a fire exercise at O'Hare that is being tweeted about when this incident happened.

Gee, another example of an event happening during a drill/exercise...



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:12 PM
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The right tire caught the engine on fire, which caught the wing on fire.


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posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Already edited the title to state this, initial reports were that it was down.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

Can you think of a better time to have a fire on a plane? You have all the fire units already out, near the runway.

Unless we're already going to "it was deliberate because there was a drill going on".



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: lernmore

A piece of tire went through the cowling and broke either a hydraulic or fuel line, igniting the engine. The way it bent like that shows how much weight the winglet puts on the wingtip.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Going "there" was a possibility!


Probably different fire trucks anyway (one doing the drill and regular troupe watching the runways). I was just pointing out the twitter responses. Saw it on google when looking up "O'Hare" as one of the results.

Glad this not a downed aircraft. Glad the other fire crew did not have to get activated also!



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:21 PM
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posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:23 PM
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And let the confusion begin. The FAA reports they blew a tire on takeoff, American told at least one aviation reporter they had an engine malfunction on takeoff. There were 161 passengers, 9 crew working the flight, and 1 pilot deadheading.



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