Plane catches fire at Ft. Lauderdale airport

- The National Transportation Safety Board says it hasn't yet made a decision on whether to launch an investigation into a commercial airplane fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.

Seven people were injured after the engine of a Dynamic Airways Boeing 767 catch fire, local officials told WSVN-TV.  Airport spokesman Greg Myer said the fire was quickly put out. The plane was taxiing for takeoff to Venezuela when the left engine caught fire. The pilot on a trailing airplane said the engine had been leaking fuel.

Dynamic is a small airline that connects Fort Lauderdale, New York, Venezuela and Guyana. It is based out of Greensboro, North Carolina.

A phone number listed on the airline's website was answered by a contracted reservation company, which said it had no available numbers for the airline.

All flights were stopped at the airport while the fire was investigated. The Associated Press contributed to this report

 

 

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