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Plane catches fire on takeoff at Las Vegas airport

Plane catches fire on takeoff at Las Vegas airport

A British Airways flight was evacuated after one of its engines caught fire during takeoff on a runway in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon, airport officials said.

The London-bound plane's left engine caught fire at 4:14 p.m., according to a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration and McCarran Airport's Twitter account.

The crew immediately aborted takeoff, and passengers were evacuated using emergency slides, said Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman.

Clark County firefighters and airport officials were able to extinguish the flames and remove all passengers from the plane within minutes,...

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