The number of victims of the fire on Boeing in Chicago has grown to 20 people

Boeing 767 at O’hare airport, Chicago, USA

The number of victims in a fire on a Boeing 767 at Chicago O’hare has reached 20 people, reports ABC, with reference to the representative of the city Department of fire services Timothy Sampaya.

According to him, all the victims with minor injuries were taken to hospital. Sempai, explained that the passengers were injured because they had to quickly descend on inflatable ladders. Earlier it was reported about 8 victims.

Fire passenger Boeing 767 occurred on the runway when the plane was preparing for departure from Chicago to Miami. All on Board were 170 — 161 passengers and 9 crew members.

Photo: Reuters/Pixstream


Photo: Reuters/Pixstream

American Airlines, which owns the plane, said that the fire was caused by an engine malfunction. ABC sources claim that the rescuers arrived on the scene in less than 90 seconds after they were informed about the incident.

The Federal aviation administration believes that the fire was caused by a broken chassis, but the representative of the Ministry explained that while the investigation was under way. Check the incident and investigators from the National Council for transport safety USA.