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Flight evacuated after tire fire


About 220 passengers aboard an American Airlines flight from Paris to Chicago were forced to evacuate a Boeing 767 aircraft when at least one tire caught fire upon landing at O'Hare International Airport.

A Chicago Fire Department spokesman says the passengers and 12-man crew were evacuated from the plane by emergency slide on Friday.

The fire department says it was not immediately clear how many tires caught on fire, though the right-side landing gear was aflame. It said eight people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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