A fire on a luggage conveyor belt loading luggage into a passenger jet burst into flames causing the passengers at a Montreal Airport to quickly evacuate the plane. According to the Toronto Sun on Nov. 5, the flames flared up under the Royal Air Maroc Boeing 757 passenger jet and filled the cabin with smoke.
The mobile conveyor belt, which is pulled up to an aircraft to load the luggage, just burst into flames without warning. Seven passengers were slightly injured on the Moroccan jet. The fire on the tarmac at Trudeau Airport was extinguished quickly by the airport’s fire crew. Seven of the passengers complained of smoke inhalation and three of them suffered injuries during the evacuation.
Five women and two men were offered medical attention at a nearby hospital. The five women were transported to the hospital, but the men declined. According to a clip that aired on "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday morning, the flames flared up almost instantly. The luggage going into the plane looked as though it was in the direct line of the flames.