Passenger jet carrying 196 passengers and crew catches fire minutes after landing at Sharm el-Sheikh airport when hydraulic fluid leaks onto hot brakes and bursts into flames

  • The SkyUp jet flew from Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 
  • After landing, the Boeing 737-800 taxied to its parking stand near the terminal
  • After stopping, hydraulic fluid leaked onto the jet's brakes and caught fire
  • All passengers and crew escaped the 15-year-old jet without any injury  

 This is the dramatic moment a passenger jet catches fire shortly after landing at Sharm El Sheikh airport in Egypt

The Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by SkyUp from Ukraine landed at the sea side resort without incident. 

The passenger jet taxied to the parking stand where CCTV footage showed a fire break out on the jet's left landing gear. 

The Boeing 737-800 caught fire moments after it came to a halt at Sharm El Sheikh airport in Egypt earlier this month

The Boeing 737-800 caught fire moments after it came to a halt at Sharm El Sheikh airport in Egypt earlier this month 

The Egyptian Aviation Ministry said the jet, pictured, had a hydraulic leak which dripped flammable fluid onto the aircraft's hot brakes causing a fire

The Egyptian Aviation Ministry said the jet, pictured, had a hydraulic leak which dripped flammable fluid onto the aircraft's hot brakes causing a fire 

Ground staff quickly extinguished the flames before they could spread to other parts of the jet

Ground staff quickly extinguished the flames before they could spread to other parts of the jet

According to airline website  Airlive.net, the jet was leaking hydraulic fluid which dripped onto the aircraft's hot brakes and caught fire. 

Emergency services soon doused the flames and the passengers and crew were disembarked without injury. 

According to flight tracking website Flight Radar 24, the 15-year-old aircraft was soon back in operation. 

According to Flight Global, there were 189 passengers and seven crew on board the jet at the time. 

A spokesperson for the Egyptian civil aviation ministry said the fire 'could have turned into a disaster'. 

According to the ministry, the fire would have spread to other parts of the aircraft had staff not acted 'professionally'.  

All 189 passengers and seven crew left the aircraft without injury

All 189 passengers and seven crew left the aircraft without injury

 

Passenger jet catches fire moments after landing

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