An engine on a United Airlines flight departing from O’Hare International Airport on Friday caught fire after the plane struck a bird after takeoff, the Chicago Fire Department said.
United Flight 1930 traveling from O’Hare to Miami International Airport suffered a bird strike “shortly after takeoff,” according to an airport spokesman. As a result, the engine caught fire, CFD confirmed.
Video on social networks from a passenger sitting near the plane’s window appears to show fire coming from one of the plane’s engines.
After the incident, the plane “landed safely” back at the O’Hare gate at 11:31 a.m., and the passengers got off the plane. Passengers were then transferred to another aircraft to continue their journey, with an estimated time of 13:05
No one was injured, and the fire was extinguished.