American Airlines Boeing 767 Flight 41 Lands At Chicago Ohare From Paris Due To Fire In Landing Gear

by Aviation News Reporter on August 5, 2011

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American Airlines Boeing 767 Flight 41 Lands At Ohare From Paris Due To Fire In Landing Gear

American Airlines Boeing 767 Flight 41 Lands At Ohare From Paris Due To Fire In Landing Gear

A plane from Paris landed at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport following reports of a fire in the right landing gear bay.

American Airlines flight 41 was carrying 220 passengers and a crew of 12. All the emergency slides were deployed and the passengers exited the plan on those shoots.

The Chicago Fire Department says the fire was in the right landing gear.

There may have been flames near the tires, but there was definitely smoke.

The Boeing 767-300 was evacuated via emergency slides, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory.

There were 220 passengers and 12 crew members on board.

Eight people refused treatment, according to Chicago Department of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride. The passengers were taken via bus to the international terminal for processing.

The flight, American Airlines 41, landed just after 2 p.m. and originated from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport.

The plane will be inspected to determine the cause of the fire.

Eight people were treated at the scene but they all refused transports to the hospital.

American Airlines flight 41 was carrying 220 passengers and a crew of 12.

American Airlines flight 41 was carrying 220 passengers and a crew of 12.

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