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NTSB report details chaos after American plane engine fire at Chicago airport last year

NTSB report details chaos after American plane engine fire at Chicago airport last year

Passengers aboard an American Airlines flight that suffered an engine failure and fire last year climbed over seats and pressured flight attendants to evacuate the plane as the second engine continued to run, according to National Transportation Safety Board documents released Thursday.

No one was killed following the engine explosion and fire on Miami-bound Flight 383 as it rolled down a runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Oct. 28 with 161 passengers and nine crew members. The NTSB has not determined what caused the incident, saying an investigation could go on for months.

According to the NTSB, passengers said they heard a loud bang during takeoff and the...

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