Jet Blue aircraft catches fire after hard landing - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Jet Blue aircraft catches fire after hard landing

Sacramento, CA (KOVR)- Fifteen people have been injured after a JetBlue Airbus made a hard landing in California, blowing four tires and catching fire, sparking an evacuation from the plane at Sacramento International Airport Thursday afternoon, CBS News Station KOVR-TV.

The Airbus A320 landed just before 4 p.m. Eastern at the airport. A fire then broke out, and the crew deployed the emergency slides to evacuate the plane.

A passenger who was on the plane told KOVR-TV that the flight attendants began saying "Get out! Get out!" telling passengers to exit the plane.

The fire has been extinguished. Emergency crews have set up a triage area to treat injured passengers. Fifteen people have been reported injured.

The flight, which came in from Long Beach, Calif., had 86 passengers and five crew members on board.

 

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