Jet fire shuts down O'Hare runway

Published 10/28 2016 03:54PM

Updated 10/28 2016 03:54PM

An American Airlines jet had to abort taking off from Chicago after an engine caught fire Friday afternoon.

American Airlines communications spokeswoman Leslie Scott tells CNN: American Airlines flight 383, a 767 bound for Miami, aborted take off due to an engine-related mechanical issue.

The 161 passengers and 9 crew deplaned on the runway and buses are enroute to pick up the passengers and bring them back to the terminal.

Video from the airport showed the right wing of the aircraft melted to the ground, and other damage to the tail structure.

The Quad City International Airport is not currently having any delays to flights to or from O'Hare, but advises any passengers planning on flying out of Moline tonight to check its website before heading to the airport.

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