Fire in an American Airlines plane after a collision with a plane and an emergency landing | world News

A.P. | | Posted by Srielakshmi B

A bird strike caused an engine fire in a plane shortly after it took off Sunday from an Ohio airport, and the plane returned safely with no injuries reported, authorities said.

The plane’s engine caught fire after a bird strike (Screengrab)

American Airlines Flight 1958 took off from John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus around 7:45 a.m. and headed for Phoenix. The fire was detected a short time later and the Boeing 737 returned to the airport, where firefighters quickly put out the flames.

It was not clear how many passengers and crew were on board. The airline said the plane was out of service for maintenance and was working to transport passengers on other flights.

Airport officials said the facility remained operating as normal and that the fire only caused some minor flight delays.

The FAA will investigate.

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