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Landing gear catches fire as American flight lands in Chicago
The tyres of an American Airlines flight from Paris to Chicago catch fire after landing in Chicago.

August 7, 2011

American Airlines flight 41, a Boeing 767-300 from Paris to Chicago, made an emergency landing in Chicago after at least one of the aircraft's tyres erupted into flames. Following the landing, 220 passengers evacuated the aircraft, with minimal injuries. One crew member reported that they were scratched when sliding down the evacuation chute.

American Airlines is working with the FAA and the NTSB to figure out the cause of the incident. It is not known how many tyres were on fire, and how it happened. Eight passengers were minorly injured but were taken care of at the scene.