Jumbo jet passengers panic as plane brakes catch fire as it comes in to land

Spirit Airlines passengers struck with fear after one of the plane's brakes overheated and caught fire when the plane was landing on July 10.

Viral footage circulating on Twitter shows choose aboard Flight 383 which was travelling from Tampa, Florida to Atlanta, Georgia after brakes in the landing gear of the aircraft briefly ignited upon landing.

In the clip, smoke was seen coming from under the plane at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Meanwhile, a separate video from inside the plane shows worried passengers getting up from their seats, looking outside portholes at the smoke and beginning to panic.

Stewards tried to regain control of the situation, telling passengers to remain calm and to leave the middle aisle clear in case of evacuation.

Scottie Nelms, a passenger on the plane told FOX 5, claimed the flight went smoothly until they 'heard a weird noise from the left side of the plane' during landing.

He added: "Nobody knew what it was until we stopped completely in the middle of the landing strip. We saw a flame coming from the engine and people and myself started freaking out."

Atlanta firefighters put out the fire and the plane was towed to the gate for panicking passengers to disembark, officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have confirmed.

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Spirit Airlines said one of the brakes on the plane overheated causing the fire but no passengers were injured or killed in the incident.

The airline's statement said: "The aircraft was towed to the gate where guests safely deplaned without any injuries. Thank you to the Atlanta first responders for immediately meeting the aircraft.

"The plane will be temporarily removed from service for maintenance."


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