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Video: American Airlines plane catches fire after bird-hit

Screengrab from the video

Passengers on board an American Airlines plane had a narrow escape as the right engine of the plane caught fire due to a bird strike shortly after take-off on Sunday.  The video shows flames and smoke emanating from the right engine as the plane is coming back to make an emergency landing at the Ohio airport in the US.

“@FAANews I just saw AA1958 with major engine issues just after take off.  Flames shooting from the engine and wonky, pulsing noises from the aircraft,” a Twitter user wrote while sharing a clip from the incident.