Plane Catches Fire On Tarmac Of Ft. Lauderdale Airport

At least seven people are being evaluated for injuries.

30/10/2015 4:54 AM AEDT | Updated 30/10/2015 7:43 AM AEDT

Fifteen people were injured Thursday when the the engine of a Boeing 767 plane caught fire on the tarmac of the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The flames were "quickly extinguished," but the cause of the fire was still being determined, Broward County Sheriff Public Information Officer Mike Jachles, who was on the scene, told The Huffington Post. 

Jachles confirmed that of the 15 injured, one sustained "serious burns," two sustained "considerable injuries" that were unspecified  and the remaining 12 were considered "walking injured" with a variety of bumps and bruises Jachles previously said he did not believe that any of the injuries were considered life-threatening. 

The aircraft was a Dynamic Airways Boeing 767 bound for Caracas, Venezuela, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

An airport official said the airport reopened at around 3 p.m. local time.

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