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The Latest: FAA: plane that caught fire was incident-free

The Latest: Officials say plane that caught fire in Florida was previously incident-free

The Latest: FAA: plane that caught fire was incident-free

DANIA BEACH, Florida (AP) -- The latest on a jet plane that caught fire at a Fort Lauderdale airport (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Dynamic aircraft that caught fire on a Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport taxiway had no previous incidents or issues.

FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergan said Friday that the plane is a Boeing 767/269 manufactured in 1986 and owned by Utah-based airplane leasing company KMW Leasing in Salt Lake City.

Meanwhile, during a Friday morning news conference, Fort Lauderdale airport director Kent George said the fire never entered the cabin after the plane caught fire while taxiing for takeoff to Venezuela with 110 passengers on board. Passengers exited the plane on inflatable slides and ran onto the tarmac.

George says 45 to 60 gallons of fuel leaked onto the taxi way, damaging asphalt. Repairs are ongoing and should be completed by Friday evening or Saturday.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.


Updated : 2021-09-19 12:01 GMT+08:00