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Passenger Jet Bursts Into Flames During Takeoff in China

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China’s aviation regulator says it is investigating why a Tibet Airlines plane veered off the runway and burst into flames during takeoff Thursday, injuring dozens of people.

The front of the Airbus SE A319 aircraft was engulfed in flames and enveloped by thick black smoke, footage posted on social media showed. Passengers carrying bags and other items were seen on the tarmac running away from the burning jet.