Boeing 767 Catches Fire at Fort Lauderdale Airport

Video captures dramatic scene of 767 fire.

A dramatic scene was captured on video today as a Boeing 767 caught fire while taxiing for departure at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.

Passengers could be seen evacuating via slides onto the taxiway though there are reports of injuries. Plumes of black smoke billowed from the jet as passengers streamed to safety.

A spokesman with the Broward Sheriff’s Office tweeted that there was an engine fire, the plane was evacuated and there were “several injuries.” A pilot taxiing behind Dynamic International Airways Flight 405 reported fuel was leaking from the aircraft before it caught fire, according to news accounts.

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