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Boston-Bound Plane Evacuated After Failed Takeoff

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    One passenger, Ryan Edwards, said passengers were evacuated because of a "blown tire mid-takeoff - and the plane caught fire."

    (Published Monday, July 17, 2017)

    Dozens of Aeromexico passengers are finally in Massachusetts after a flight bound for Boston was stopped on the tarmac in Mexico City on Sunday because of a fiery incident.

    Aeromexico flight 690 was halfway down the runway when passengers tell us they heard a loud bang, which was one of the plane's tires blowing out moments before takeoff.

    The pilot slammed on the brakes, but the bad tire caught fire on the runway.

    The plane was evacuated and passengers we spoke to praised the crew for how it handled the emergency.

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