A passenger aboard a United Airlines airplane filmed the tense evacuation that befell on Tuesday after a fireplace broke out beneath the plane whereas it was on a runway at Denver International Airport.
Adrian Hartwell shared the video on social media, which confirmed a line of passengers ready to get off the airplane as an attendant is heard giving instructions over the intercom.
According to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, there could also be just a few various kinds of fires that happen on a airplane, together with fires that get away when the engine begins and electrical fires.
“The best insurance against an aircraft fire is professional maintenance and a thorough preflight inspection,” the group mentioned. “Always look for evidence of fuel, oil and hydraulic leaks, and use your nose as well as your eyes.”
Electrical elements must also be examined earlier than taking off.
In Hartwell’s video, passengers have been urged to go away their baggage and go away the airplane.
A protracted line of individuals stood within the aisle as they waited for folks to proceed shifting off of the plane.
Hartwell ended the video simply as he stepped out into the aisle to evacuate.
Stephanie Figueroa, a public data officer with the airport, advised Newsweek in an e mail that scheduled flight UA 1658 from Kansas City, Missouri, landed safely at Denver International Airport.
“At the gate, there were reports of smoke and fire under the aircraft,” she mentioned. “The plane safely made it to the gate where Denver Fire responded and quickly put out the small fire.”
Figueroa mentioned some passengers evacuated and acquired off the airplane on the jet bridge, although the slides have been deployed on the again for some passengers to make use of.
“There were not any reports of smoke or fire inside the aircraft,” she mentioned. “All passengers safely exited the plane and there were no injuries reported.”
An announcement offered to Newsweek from United Airlines famous that there was smoke doubtlessly because of brakes overheating.
Newsweek reached out to Adrian Hartwell for additional remark.
There have been different stories of points with airplanes.
A non-public plane crash-landed on a bridge in Miami, which was captured in a video that has since gone viral on social media.
Another airplane made an emergency touchdown in central China after a fireplace alarm went off in the course of the flight.
One airplane’s touchdown gear collapsed after it touched down at Miami International Airport, which led to the plane catching fireplace.