Seven people were injured when a passenger plane caught on fire Thursday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, according to fire officials speaking with WSVN 7 News.
The fire was put out as of about 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, The Daily Mail reported.
The plane was a Boeing 767-269 operated by Dynamic Airways. These planes can carry more than 290 passengers, but it is unclear how many passengers the plane was carrying at the time of the fire.
Based on the visible damage, the fire was concentrated around the jet’s left engine. According to Flightaware.com, the Boeing 767 was powered by two Pratt & Whitney JT9D turbofan engines.
The plane reportedly experienced a fuel leak before takeoff, according to the FAA.
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Dynamic Airways is a small airline that is based in Greensboro, North Carolina. According to Dynamic, it offers “service from airports in New York, Guyana, Florida, Venezuela, Hong Kong, [and] Palau.”
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Dynamic Airways’ aircraft fleet is old for industry standards: the average age of the airline’s fleet of six Boeing 767 jets is almost 28 years old, and the plane that caught fire – tail number N251MY – was almost 30 years old.
It had first entered service with Kuwait Airways on March 20, 1986. The aircraft is on leasefrom LMW Leasing in Salt Lake City.
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The plane was scheduled to depart for Venezuela.
Watch footage from the scene: