Yvonne Nelson escapes death after plane caught fire

Actress Yvonne Nelson was among passengers on board Delta flight 420 which caught fire at JFK Airport in New York, the USA on Monday.

The flight, leaving the JFK International Airport for Accra, Ghana, aborted takeoff after observing an issue with the airspeed indicator, causing the brakes to overheat and the landing gears erupted in fire.

Videos online showed smoke coming from the underside of the airplane on a runway with firefighters trying to douse the flight, creating fear and panic.

Some media reports said there were 250 passengers and eight crew members on board while others also claimed 205 passengers.

Passengers were evacuated from the aircraft via mobile stairs and no one has sustained an injury.

Delta spokesman Adrian Gee apologized to customers in a statement on Monday.

“Delta apologizes to our customers onboard Flight 420 for delaying their travel,” he said.

“We are working to get customers to their destinations as soon as possible,” he added.

The airline provided hotel accommodations and meal vouchers, and travelers flew out on Tuesday night.








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