FedEx plane catches fire at Fort Lauderdale airport

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A FedEx plane burst into flames Friday on a Fort Lauderdale runway, the same day that an American Airlines flight was evacuated in Chicago after catching fire.

A FedEx plane exploded in flames on a Fort Lauderdale, Florida runway Friday. (Courtesy: Kevan Shokat)

A FedEx plane exploded in flames on a Fort Lauderdale, Florida runway Friday. (Courtesy: Kevan Shokat)

The Federal Aviation Administration said that the landing gear of FedEx Flight 910 collapsed after it touched down, sending the DC-10 skidding along the runway before the aircraft caught fire. The plane was flying from Memphis, Tennessee.

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Firefighters sprayed the plane with foam and quickly extinguished the blaze.

Officials at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shut down the runway after the fire and delays are expected.

It wasn’t immediately clear if there were any injuries.

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