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(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — The National Transportation Safety Board said that a piece of the main fuel line for the Dynamic Airways flight that burst into flames was disconnected, one of several new findings released on Tuesday.

The plane, a Boeing 767 bound for Caracas, Venezuela, caught fire while taxiing for departure at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane was evacuated, leaving one person seriously hurt and 21 with minor injuries, the NTSB said.

One of the pilots on the plane behind it reported that fuel was leaking from the aircraft before the fire started.

On Tuesday, the NTSB said it found that a piece of the main fuel supply line was disconnected.

Dynamic Airways is inspecting the rest of its fleet to “to ensure proper installation of the fuel line coupling assemblies,” according to the NTSB.

There was no indication of any failure in the engine itself, the NTSB said.

The NTSB also revealed on Tuesday that the plane spent over two years in storage, until this September, when it was leased by Dynamic Airways.

NTSB investigators interviewed the flight crew and cabin crew members, the agency said, and investigators expect to complete the onsite investigation Tuesday.

Dynamic Airways declined comment.

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