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- A Boeing 737-800 operated by the budget Ukrainian airline SkyUp last week burst into flames shortly after landing, while it was taxiing to its gate at Sharm El Sheikh Airport in Egypt.
- A video shows the plane bursting into flames and airport workers dousing it with fire extinguishers.
- None of the 196 people on board were injured, Sky News and the aviation site FlightGlobal reported.
- You can watch the video below.
- Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly said the plane was operated by EgyptAir.
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A video shows a Boeing 737-800 operated by a Ukrainian budget airline bursting into flames shortly after landing at Sharm El Sheikh Airport in Egypt last week.
Surveillance-camera footage taken at the airport and published by Sky News shows a fire erupting in the plane’s left landing gear, near the wheel, shortly after landing and while taxiing on November 9.
The video shows the fire growing and engulfing larger parts of the landing gear for 20 seconds.
In the video, airport workers can be seen arriving via a white van about 10 seconds after the fire erupts; at least five ran to the source and put the flames out with fire extinguishers.
Watch the video here:
A passenger jet carrying 196 people burst into flames just after landing at an airport in Egypt.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 14, 2019
The flames appeared to be extinguished within seconds, but the plane was left engulfed in smoke. None of the 196 people on board was injured, Sky News and the aviation site Flight Global reported.
The fire happened after hydraulic oil – which is flammable – leaked onto the plane’s hot brakes, Sky News and FlightGlobal reported. The plane had not experienced any problems during the flight, FlightGlobal said.
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Egypt’s civil aviation ministry praised the airport workers for responding “professionally” to the fire, saying that it “could have turned into a disaster,” FlightGlobal said.
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly said the plane was operated by EgyptAir.