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(CHICAGO) — An American Airlines flight caught fire at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Friday afternoon, sending plumes of smoke into the air.

The 161 passengers and nine crew deplaned on the runway, the airline said. No injuries were reported, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

American Airlines said its flight 383, a Boeing 767 bound for Miami, aborted takeoff because of an engine-related mechanical issue.

The FAA said “preliminary reports indicate a blown tire,” adding, “The FAA is investigating to determine the cause.”

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