American Airlines aircraft engine catches fire after takeoff

On Sunday, an American Airlines Boeing 737 experienced an engine fire shortly after taking off from John Glenn International Airport in Columbus, Ohio.

The plane had departed the airport at 7:43 a.m. and the engine caught fire around 25 minutes later, causing the plane to return and land at 8:22 a.m.

Video footage from the ground shows smoke and flames coming from the right engine. Fortunately, the plane landed safely and there were no injuries. Passengers aboard the plane reported hearing a loud clanking noise shortly after take off and were informed that they had hit a flock of geese.

After the plane landed, the passengers were removed and transferred to another flight. Firefighters and airport security were seen putting out the engine fire, and the Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into the incident. Despite the incident, the John Glenn International Airport is still open and operational.

The incident comes three days after an engine fire occurred during take off from Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina. The Airbus A321 flight to Dallas had flames coming from the wing but the fire was quickly extinguished and no one was injured.