FedEx plane catches fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Plane catches fire after landing gear collapses, FAA says


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A FedEx plane caught fire Friday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Broward Sheriff's Office Department of Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said firefighters were called to the airport shortly before 6 p.m. after smoke was seen coming from the plane.

A photo sent to Local 10 News shows the plane on fire.

The fire has since been extinguished.

According to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen, the landing gear on the DC-10 aircraft collapsed, causing a fire as the plane was rolling on Runway 10 Left.

Bergen said the plane had just arrived from Memphis, Tennessee.

She said both pilots escaped from the plane.

A ground stop is in effect at the airport until Fire Rescue clears the scene.

Just left FLL Airport and saw this

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