Como dizer "O avião pegou fogo" em inglês

the plane caught fire. Está certo?

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IMO, usually the expression "caught fire" would hint that there was a major fire with substantial damage.
http://avherald.com/h?article=49666e3e&opt=0

Technically one would talk about "smoke" or "strong odour/burning odour" etc, and would specify if it was in the engine, would say that it was observed in the lavatory etc. And would mention if it was inflight (performing flight) or on the ground etc.
That is a possible event, but these days there are safety precautions that make flying safer and safer by the day. ;)
http://avherald.com/h?article=49674920&opt=0
http://avherald.com/h?article=4966a29b&opt=0

Not so technically (in layman´s terms, and in casual conversation), one can say that "there was a fire" somewhere in the plane.
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Hey!

Está certo sim .

Ainda há a opção > ''The plane caught on fire''

;)
What about "The plane burned"?
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Would be the same as ''caught fire", it would be a major or massive fire.
You can see from the Google image with these key words.