Transcript for 767 Plane Erupts Into Flames After Landing at Montreal-Trudeau Airport
And we have more tonight on the frightening airplane emergency for hundreds of passengers after their plane had already landed in montreal. They had to use the escape shoot, a baggage truck next to the jumbo jet suddenly burst into flames. Abc's david kerley shows us what happened. Reporter: An emergency evacuation, slides deploying passengers leaping to safety. This was no small fire. It was a blaze under the 767 which had just landed. The rubber conveyor belt on a baggage loader erupting in fire. We're talking about fire beside a plane. Reporter: With most of the 250 passengers still on board, the pilot of the royal air flight had to make a decision. His call? To order the emergency evacuation. People running everywhere. There were like -- we don't know what to do, like lost. Reporter: Some of the seven injured were hurt from jumping down the slides but the majority suffered smoke inhalation. Five were taken to the hospital. As remarkable as the pictures are, the damage to the aircraft is apparently not that significant. Still, canadian investigators are being sent to montreal to probe the incident. Flight lines are dangerous places. Still, incidents around parked planes are rare, but as this one shows, they can be become serious quickly. David kerley, abc news, washington.
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