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How airplane passengers evacuate is getting a closer look

September 19, 2018

From the HeraldNet website

Passengers evacuate American Airlines flight 383 after the plane caught fire upon takeoff Oct. 28, 2016 at O’Hare Airport. | Youtube

On October 28, 2016, American Airlines Flight 383 sped down the runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for a flight to Miami when the Boeing 767 aircraft came to a sudden stop and a fire erupted around the right engine.

Within seconds, the plane’s flight attendants had begun to evacuate the plane, with the first passenger exiting down an overwing slide 31 seconds after the plane came to a stop.

Less than two minutes later, all 161 passengers on board were off the plane as the fire continued to burn.

But in those early moments as they went down the slide, the left engine was still spooling down, and the forceful jet blast knocked over a passenger on the tarmac, causing serious injuries.

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