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Plane Catches Fire at LAX

June 22, 2013

Plane on fire at LAX

By Cynthia Herbert :: 2:58 AM

An airplane on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has caught fire while it was being refueled.

The picture, above, was snapped by Instagram user meldaguvenc, and shows a portion of a Southwest Airlines jet and fuel truck engulfed in flames.

It is not clear from the picture, or from accounts at the scene, how far the fire has spread, and if any passengers are on board the plane that is burning.

Southwest Airlines is currently recovering from a day-long computer outage that grounded over 250 flights, most originating from west coast airports, including LAX.

It does not appear that this is an act of terrorism, however this is a developing story, and will be updated as more information is available.