Miami-bound plane’s engine catches fire after bird strike – GNT NEWS

A plane bound for Miami International Airport struck a bird shortly after takeoff from Chicago, causing an engine fire.

United Flight 1930 traveling from O’Hare International Airport to MIA suffered a bird strike “shortly after takeoff,” an O’Hare spokesman said.

Cellphone footage taken by a passenger shows flames shooting from the back of the engine.

Passengers described hearing a “bang” and feeling a jolt – and the pilot immediately turned the plane back to O’Hare.

The passengers disembarked and transferred to another plane. They landed safely in Miami about two hours late.

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