A United Airlines plane had to abort its takeoff after an engine caught fire with 153 people on board on Memorial Day.

Dramatic video captured by a passenger shows black smoke billowing from beneath the left wing as the plane began to pick up speed on the runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

The plane was due to fly to Seattle at around 2:00 p.m. on Monday when the flight had to be aborted and 148 passengers and five crew members were forced to evacuate.

Passenger Ivan Paloalto shared a clip of the incident on Storyful, which was then shared by other news outlets on X, formerly Twitter.

Paloalto told Storyful that he heard an explosion as the plane prepared to take off, adding: “I felt the impact on my window. As I looked, the engine was on fire and smoke was coming out.”

Newsweek has contacted United Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration for comment outside of normal working hours.

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