Yesterday Delta flight DL673, the daily Boeing 757 from Atlanta to Quito, Ecuador with 199 passengers onboard, caught fire after touch down. At that capacity every single seat on the plane was occupied.
The plane had departed Atlanta but turned around due to a mechanical problem.
Upon landing the plane’s brakes “locked up” and the “main landing gear caught fire but was quickly extinguished.” It was then towed to the gate for further extinguishing.
Here’s a passenger’s video:
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Atlanta’s runway 27 Right was temporarily shut down to be inspected for damage and to remove any debris from the incident.
Passengers were accommodated on another aircraft and made it to Quito about 5 hours behind schedule and in the middle of the night.