Los Angeles-bound A380 Superjumbo jet burns at Seoul Incheon Airport
Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 Superjumbo jet’s engine caught fire during refueling at Seoul Incheon Airport.
The fire reportedly broke out at about 2:48pm local time on a flight scheduled to depart with 495 passengers.
Passengers expecting to depart Seoul for Los Angeles were horrified to see a fire break out in one of the engines on their plane, just as they were waiting to board.
Eyewitness video from the scene shows firefighters tackling the blaze as burning fuel drips from the aircraft’s engine onto the tarmac.
No one was injured in the incident and the passengers were evacuated from the gate area as a precaution.
Takeoff had originally been delayed for 50 minutes while maintenance was carried out, before the fire ignited during an engine start-up test.