United Airlines lands with engine on fire

by Lawrence Cooper July 6, 2017, 0:09
United Airlines lands with engine on fire

A plane was reported on fire after landing at the Denver International Airport.

Officials say the plane touched down safely but while landing, an engine caught on fire.

Twin-engine Bombardier CRJ700, operated as a United Express commuter flight from Aspen to Denver. The feeder airline has contracts with major USA companies including the United Airlines.

SkyWest Airlines Flight 5869 was flying from Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Colorado.

Flames could be seen shooting out of the left engine and spilling onto the tarmac as passengers were evacuated right on the spot by the captain and flight crew.

In a tweet, the airport said the fire was being investigated.

The 65 people aboard were evacuated and taken by bus to the terminal.

There were no report of any injuries even as shocked passengers took to social media to reveal their horror story.

First responders were called to put out the flames. Meanwhile, other photos and videos were also posted online which showed the scary incident at the airport runway. Snow said the cause was under investigation. A passenger, tweeting the video, wrote, "Quick and immediate response on runway. Huge thanks to pilot and crew for helping get passengers off safe", the passenger said.

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