Delta Airlines flight aborts takeoff at JFK after landing gear catches fire.
A Delta Air Lines jetliner that was supposed to fly from New York to Ghana aborted takeoff from Kennedy Airport after a fire broke out in the wheel well Monday evening.
Emergency teams responded to the plane on the taxiway where firefighters extinguished the fire, according to the Port Authority.
Video from the Citizen App showed dozens of emergency vehicles surrounding the plane as responders worked.
Crews evacuated 250 people from the Delta plane. Flight 420 was canceled for the day. It was unclear if the passengers were stranded for the night or put onto other flights.
No one was hurt and airport operations were not affected, officials said.
Mon., 10/1, JFK Airport; Delta aircraft aborted take off, reported gear fire. Port Authority Police Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter (ARFF) Unit on scene. #PAPDPROTECTSNYNJ #PAPD #JFKAIRPORT pic.twitter.com/R1dBpwihcM
— Port Authority PBA (@PAPD911) October 2, 2018