People mover catches fire in Baltimore
BALTIMORE, Maryland (CNN) -- A people mover, sent to take passengers from an
American Airlines plane experiencing tire problems at Baltimore-Washington
International Airport, caught fire Monday evening.
The small fire in the engine of the "plane mate" vehicle was discovered
before any passengers got on board and was quickly extinguished. No one was
American Airlines Flight 310, en route from Dallas to Baltimore, reported
a tire separation problem after departure. The plane landed safely at 6:25
p.m., and the people mover was sent to retrieve the 120 passengers on board so
repairs could be made to the plane.
After the fire was extinguished, passengers were moved to the terminal
without incident, according to John White, the airport's communications