Video Shows Delta Air Lines MD-88 Jet Fire and Smoke from Landing Gear with Passenger Evacuation

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The landing gear of a Delta Air Lines jet apparently caught fire during a rough landing Saturday afternoon at Atlanta’s main airport, but the flight’s approximately 50 passengers and crew were evacuated safely.

Video shows heavy smoke from rear of a Delta MD-88. Delta flight 2284 from Pittsburgh to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at around 4:18 p.m. Saturday. The fire and smoke are quickly knocked down by two airport fire department crash trucks. A third truck also responded.

The MD-88 jet fire was caused by a either a blown tire, a locked-up brake or both. The FAA is investigating the incident. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at