The frightening moment an Airbus A330 engine burst into flames after it landed at a Seattle airport was caught on video Tuesday night.

In the video, the Hawaiian Airlines plane was seen taxiing on the tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when the engine caught fire.

Stunned passengers in a nearby terminal captured the flames on video and posted it on Twitter, according to the Daily Mail.

Once the plane came to a stop, it appeared the pilot shut off the engine, almost putting out the fire until fire crews arrived.


The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was a ferry flight from Paine Field, Washington, to SeaTac Washington, according to CBS News.

Ferry flights are when a crew returns an aircraft to a base, deliver a new aircraft from its place of manufacture to its customers or from a maintenance facility for repairs, overhaul or other work.

No passengers were on the flight.

Hawaiian Airlines said the plane "experienced a left engine issue on final approach" at the airport.

"A left engine fire reported upon landing was extinguished by the aircraft fire extinguishing system and local fire officials."

But the FAA told CBS that the aircraft "experienced a right engine flyer fire upon landing. The fire had already been extinguished by the time fire crews arrived."

An airport spokesman told CBS that there were no issues or alarms when the aircraft was in the air. It's believed the problem was a compressor stall, which is similar to a car backfiring.

No one was injured and the FAA is investigating.