FedEx plane catches fire at airport in Fort Lauderdale

FLORIDA (REUTERS) - The landing gear of a FedEx Corp. DC-10 cargo plane collapsed on Friday (Oct 28) at the main airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, causing a fire that was quickly extinguished, the United States Federal Aviation Administration said.

Video from local broadcasters shows what appears to be a FedEx cargo plane that is intact with the fire having taken place near the tail section.

The company later said the pilots were safe. The airport said on its Twitter feed it is currently closed as firefighters respond to the incident.

A tweet from Boeing also said that the company will send a technical team to Ft. Lauderdale to assist in the NTSB investigation of the incident.