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    Footage that was later shared on social media shows menacing flames coming from the left engine of an aircraft as it was flying in the night sky.

    According to a spokesperson for the Airport Company South Africa, an Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767-200 caught fire after take-off from O.R. Tambo International Airport, near Johannesburg, on Sunday.

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    The crew of the Harare-bound aircraft requested an emergency landing; however, the flames were "manually extinguished" mid-air, so there was no need for the procedure.

    "There was a tailpipe fire but that did not compromise the safety of the flight", the airline stated.

    The plane had to circle around the airport for a while but later made it to Harare without other incidents on board.

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