Up to 14 passengers injured on Dynamic International Airways flight 405 to Caracas at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International airport as Boeing 767 catches fire

Emma Haslett
Follow Emma
The plane (not pictured) is thought to be a Boeing 767 (Source: Getty)

Up to 14 people have been reported injured on a flight at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International airport after it caught fire while taxiing.

It was reported that the plane taxiing behind Dynamic International Airlines flight 405 saw fuel leaking onto the runway.

Fire fighters extinguished the fire by covering the plane, which was on its way to Caracas, in Venezuela, in foam.

All flights to Fort Lauderdale have been temporarily diverted.

Broward County Sherriff's office confirmed there had been "several injuries" aboard the plane, while local TV station Local 10 News reported "at least one person on a stretcher was placed into the back of an ambulance". Unconfirmed reports suggested seven people had been injured, with three taken to hospital.

Dynamic Airlines operates a fleet of Boeing 767-200s and 767-300s, which are fitted with engines made by General Electric, Pratt & Whitney or Rolls-Royce.

Pictures appeared to show a blown-out engine.

Related articles