Scare at Airport in Nashville When Flames Shoot Out of Jet

Experts say the incident on a Skywest flight was a tail pipe flame, which is common.
1:12 | 08/07/15

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Trump is the reason everyone has to respond. We turn tonight to the scare in an airport in Nashville, getting ready for takeoff. Bound for Cincinnati, the sudden ball of flames shooting from the jet. Jim Avila with what happened next. Reporter: Flame-out. A sudden ball of fire bursting from the back of this skywest commuter flight between Nashville and Cincinnati as it readies for takeoff. 50 passengers onboard. But despite how it looks, the airline says tonight, "There was no fire and no emergency was declared" by pilots. Here's ground traffic control. He said something about having a flame on the left engine, but no indication on his instruments of an engine fire at all. Reporter: The airline says that it appears that fuel was in the tailpipe of the aircraft ignited and the plane itself did not burn. They took a look at it with their infrared camera and did not see anything wrong. They said you were good to pull up back to the gate. Reporter: The small jet taxied back and passengers boarded other flights to cincy. Our aviation expert says it's a common tailpipe flame that looks bad, but isn't dangerous. Still, it's not what you want to see outside your window at takeoff.

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