Plane Catches Fire in US

A Spirit Airline plane flying from Tampa, Florida, caught fire on the runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta on Sunday.

The plane was said to have caught fire on the tarmac after one of its brakes overheated.

According to reports, flashes of flames appeared near the plane’s tires as clouds of smoke billowed out toward the back upon its landing around the brakes. ET, video posted to social media shows.

A statement on the Atlanta airport’s Twitter account confirmed that the incident was due to brakes’ catching fire and that no injuries were reported.

“Spirit Flight 383 from Tampa to Atlanta landed safely in Atlanta International Airport and upon landing one of the brakes overheated,” a spokesperson said

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