29/10/2016 9:52 AM AEDT

FedEx Plane Catches Fire At Fort Lauderdale Airport

FedEx plane catches fire at Ft Lauderdale airport
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FedEx plane catches fire at Ft Lauderdale airport

The landing gear of a FedEx DC-10 cargo plane collapsed on Friday at the main airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, causing a fire that was quickly extinguished, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said.

Video from local broadcasters shows what appears to be a FedEx cargo plane that is intact with the fire having taken place near the tail section.

The company later said the pilots were safe.

The airport said on its Twitter feed it is currently closed as firefighters respond to the incident.

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The incident happened just hours after a passenger plane at Chicago O’Hare International Airport caught fire, injuring several people.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Chris Reese)