Passengers Scramble to Evacuate Burning Airplane During Takeoff

Investigators attempt to determine the cause of the engine fire that burned within inches of the fuel tanks.
2:31 | 09/10/15

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In the meantime, we have the latest on that british airways jet that burst into flames on a runway in Las Vegas. Exclusive new video shows what happened inside the plane during those frightening moments as we learn more about the evacuation. ABC's Matt Gutman is on the scene for us in Las Vegas. Good morning, Matt. Reporter: Good morning, robin. That crippled plane behind me is being treated like a 200-foot-long piece of evidence, police cruisers surrounding it now and know investigators are on the ground. They're going to take a look at that engine. But also at that video we obtained showing the terrifying moment that fire began. This morning, the exclusive look into that terrifying engine fire from inside the cabin. Flight 2276 from Las Vegas to London is in the middle of takeoff doing 90 down the runway when it jolts. We started to take off and we just heard this big boom. Reporter: Then swerved. Even as black smoke billowed, flight attendants urging calm. Ladies and gentlemen, please remain seated. Reporter: Flames began leading into the air. They saw flames on the left side and smoke on the right side. I was in the middle and I was like, we've got to get off this plane like I grabbed him. Reporter: As the frantic rush for the exits began. The captain was like get to your seats now then he goes to the back and sees the flames, evacuate, everybody, evacuate now. Reporter: The captain issuing this mayday call. Mayday, mayday. Request fire services. Reporter: Hurling themselves down slides nearly singed by the heat of the inferno. It was like the gas was coming and seeming and the plane to handle something O this magnitude? We do not have the staffing alone to do that and that's W we've called upon our partners at T phoheix penolice department, atf,bi and Tempe police department. Reporter: At the Arizona traffic operation these cameras monitor have 19 cameras dedicated to the area where these incidents are hainppeng. But thisoota fge is never recorded which means they can't go back and review it. Now, with commuters terrified, some are choosing to avoid the highway entirely. It's pretty scary to think that somebody could beat shoing and my daughter could id bee N th car. Reporter: Authorities have put up these tip signs. They've been up all week. Look how they changed. They read I-10 shooter with a number that peeopl can call if they see anything suspicious, George, remember, authority consider this an act of domestic terrorism. After 42 years as a pilot that is his very last flight.

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