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Passenger Jet Catches Fire at Chicago Airport

An American Airlines passenger jet caught fire Friday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, forcing an emergency evacuation of passengers and the closure of several runways. Chicago broadcast station WLS reported nine people were injured. American Airlines said the plane was preparing to take off for Miami and was already on the runway when it experienced an "engine-related mechanical issue," causing the pilot to abort the takoff. Black smoke poured out of the...

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