A Spirit Airlines plane was seen on fire after it landed at Hartsfield-Jackson Alanta International Airport on Sunday morning.
According to The Atlantak Journal-Constitution, as republished by Complex news media, the Spirit Airlines spokesperson, Erik Hofmeyer said one of the brakes on the aircraft, arriving from Tampa, got overheated while on the tarmac, causing the tires to go up in flames.
Videos from passengers onboard the plane showed the people inside the plane expressed shock, as many seen, video recording the incident.
One of the videos, saw a fire truck used to put off the fire.
Complex news media gave more details of the near plane crash as represented below:
After first responders managed to quell the fire, the plane was towed to a nearby gate where passengers were able to safely disembark.
“Thank you to the Atlanta first responders for immediately meeting the aircraft,” Hofmeyer said.
“The plane will be temporarily removed from service for maintenance.”
Scottie Nelms, a passenger aboard Spirit Airlines Flight 383, told FOX 5 Atlanta that he and everyone else aboard the plane started freaking out once they noticed flames emerging from what appeared to be the engine.
“Once we landed, it made a weird noise from the left side of the plane. Nobody knew what it was until we stopped completely in the middle of the landing strip,” Nelms recalled. “We saw a flame coming from the engine and people and myself started freaking out.”