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Caracas-Bound Plane Catches Fire at Florida Airport; 15 Injured

An engine on a passenger jet bound for Caracas, Venezuela, burst into flames while the craft was taxiing for takeoff at a Florida airport Thursday, forcing frightened passengers to exit the plane using inflatable emergency slides. Fifteen people were injured, one seriously, as 101 passengers and crew evacuated the Dynamic International Airways' Boeing 767-200ER minutes after the pilots realized there was a problem. Television images showed the plane surrounded by white foam and...

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