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Plane's landing gear catches fire at Chicago's O'Hare

By the CNN Wire Staff
Jordan Daniel Clark says he was traveling as part of a school group when his plane had "a rough landing."
Jordan Daniel Clark says he was traveling as part of a school group when his plane had "a rough landing."
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • American Airlines Flight 41, a Boeing 767-300, was flying in from Paris
  • The landing gear and some tires catch fire upon landing about 2 p.m. Central
  • The flight was carrying 220 passengers and 12 crew members

(CNN) -- An American Airlines flight arriving at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport deployed its emergency slides for passengers Friday afternoon after the landing gear and some tires caught fire, an FAA spokesman said.

The incident occurred about 2 p.m. on American Airlines Flight 41, which was flying in from Paris, FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro said. The pilot reported that some tires caught fire upon landing, Molinaro said.

American Airlines spokesman Ed Martelle said the plane's crew reported a fire on brake No. 7 of the aircraft, a Boeing 767-300, and the smell of a hot brake entered the ventilation system.

The plane was carrying 220 passengers and 12 crew members, Martelle said. They were evacuated by the emergency chutes.

One flight attendant reported being scratched evacuating down the chute, Martelle said. No other injuries were reported, he said.

He described the incident as a routine landing where a braking incident occurred. It was not an emergency landing, he said.

CNN's Divina Mims, Mike Ahlers, Dave Alsup and Michael Martinez contributed to this report.