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China Airlines Plane Explodes Upon Landing in Japan (Video)

Passengers used emergency slides to evacuate a China Airlines jet just minutes before the plane burst into flames on the tarmac.

All 165 people aboard escaped unhurt, including the pilot, who jumped from the cockpit just seconds before the plane became a fireball.

An official said the aircraft skidded on the tarmac on its way from the runway to the gate after landing, the fire started when the left engine exploded after the aircraft entered the parking spot.

Check out the video below, you can even see the pilot jumping out of the cockpit at the 16-17 second mark, just before the plane bursts into flames.

August 21, 2007 |




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