MEXICO CITY - A flight from Mexico City landed safely in Boston early Monday morning, hours after an issue during take-off sparked a small fire.
Passengers on-board AeroMexico Flight 698 told Boston 25 News that the flight was preparing to depart Mexico City for Logan Airport when they heard a strange noise.
“All of a sudden we heard this loud ‘bang,’” a passenger, who was only identified as Erica, said. “It was frightening. We were all just wondering what was going on. Then they told us that they thought they had a flat tire. Then all of a sudden we just hear, “Evacuate the plane!’”
Crazy video of our aeromexico flight en route to Boston. Emergency evacuation pic.twitter.com/I657YBQXsZ— Ryan Edwards (@ryane3459) July 16, 2017
A statement from AeroMexico to Boston 25 News said the takeoff was aborted “due to vibration in the landing gear.”
“The crew decided to activate the slides once the aircraft stopped,” the airline said in a statement.
Video posted on social media shows passengers evacuating the aircraft via emergency slides while first responders rushed to the aircraft to investigate the situation.
Passengers were taken back to the terminal on a bus and were placed onto another aircraft to continue on to Boston.
“The safety of our customers is fundamental for Aeromexico so we reaffirm our commitment to promptly address each of the protocols that help us provide the best service,” the airline said in a statement.
No injuries were reported.
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