Nightly News   |  November 05, 2013

Plane catches fire at Montreal airport

A baggage conveyor caught fire at the Montreal Trudeau airport, forcing hundreds of passengers to flee from the Royal Air Maroc via escape chutes. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> it was not the aircraft on fire, it was the luggage loader vehicle underneath it. but at a certain point it became a crisis on the aircraft. with as much fuel as they carry underneath those wings, the passengers were ordered off smartly and they deployed down the slides. several injuries among 250 passengers coming off what was an overnight flight from casablanca to montreal.