British Airways plane catches fire in Las Vegas

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British Airways jet caught fire on Tuesday as it was about to take off from Las Vegas, prompting the crew to postpone the journey.

The plane was carrying 159 passengers and 13 crew members.

There were no fatalities but seven people on board were treated for minor injuries.

The fire broke out in the left engine of the 257-seat Boeing 777 shortly after 2300 GMT and the crew immediately aborted takeoff and ordered an evacuation. Passengers deplaned on the runway using emergency slides and (were) bused to the terminal

British airways described the cause of the fire as being due to a “technical issue.”

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