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USA: Dangerous incident at the Chicago airport. The plane's engine caught fire

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Passengers of the American airline plane experienced moments of terror United Airlineswhich was to take off from the international airport Chicago O’Hare do Seattle. Airbus A320 assigned to Monday's cruise UA2091 was ready to fly away. The plane began its taxiing cycle on the runway and was about to take off when unexpectedly, clouds of clouds appeared before the eyes of the passengers sitting on the left side of the deck. black smoke coming from under the wing.

– I felt a hit on the window. When I looked out the engine was on fire and smoke was coming out – one of the passengers reported in an interview with the Storyful agency.

Chicago. Evacuation of the plane after the engine caught fire

They were on board 153 people, including five crew members. The takeoff was suspended immediately after an engine failure was reported, with all occupants in the plane were evacuated. The fire brigade and paramedics arrived at the scene. – Passengers disembarked normally and no injuries were reported – a United Airlines spokesman said in a statement sent to Newsweek.

Operations at the Chicago airport were suspended for approximately 45 minutes. The passengers of flight UA2091 stayed transported to a replacement planewhich – as the airline argued – limited the delay to the necessary minimum.

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An unlucky series of incidents at an American airline

Engine catches fire on a United Airlines plane This is not the first recent incident involving an American airline. There was information in the media regarding, among others: sewage leaking from an overflowing toilet onto the deck, engine failure, or the plane skidding during one of the landings.

In connection with the “unlucky” series of events, the CEO of UA sent a message to the airline's customers, in which he assured that the incidents had been investigated with the greatest attention and “sharpened the concentration” of the carrier's representatives.

Source: “Newsweek”, Storyful

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