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Seattle Plane Catches Fire While Safely Landing

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By    |   Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:47 AM

A plane caught fire while safely landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday night, but there were conflicting reports about what happened.

CBS News reported that Hawaiian Airlines Flight 875 was carrying only crew members when one of the engine’s burst into flames before it touched down.

Dramatic footage of the landing was captured:.

Hawaiian Airlines issued a statement via Twitter that the flight experienced a left engine issue on final approach to the airport.

“A left engine fire reported upon landing was extinguished,” the airline said. “There were no passengers on-board, and the two pilots were unharmed. The aircraft is currently being inspected.”

The Federal Aviation Administration told CBS News that the aircraft had “experienced a right engine fire upon landing. The fire had already been extinguished by the time fire crews arrived at the aircraft." A SeaTac spokesperson told CBS News that the problem was likely a compressor stall, which is similar to a car backfiring, that occurred after the plane had landed.

The incident came a day after a Navy plane landed at the Corpus Christi International Airport in Texas with flames bursting from its left engine, Military.com reported.

No injuries were reported and officials said it was unclear what caused that fire.

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