42299
Korean  Jet Engine Catches Fire
International

Korean Jet Engine Catches Fire

An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport on Friday, and seven people may have been injured, an official said. Firefighters put out the blaze within the hour and all 302 passengers and 17 crewmembers were evacuated, said Kyosuke Okada, a government official assigned to Tokyo’s Haneda airport. There were unconfirmed reports that two men and five women were injured, but Okada said details were unknown, AP reported. Japanese television broadcast live images of at least two fire trucks blanketing the left-side engine and almost the entire side of the plane with what appeared to be white foam as smoke came out the back of the engine. A large crowd was gathered on a wide grassy area next to the runway and near the choppy waters of Tokyo Bay. Emergency chutes were deployed from the plane’s doors. Flight 2708 was headed to Seoul. The runway the plane was using has been closed and all other flights have been temporarily halted, Okada said. He said the cause of the fire was still unknown.

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/lqhKTH
  1. http://goo.gl/06nsdf
  • http://goo.gl/FLwmy5
  • http://goo.gl/xF1mJs
  • http://goo.gl/VKYDbT
  • http://goo.gl/E4B4wY

You can also read ...

A demonstrator holds an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a gathering in front of the Spanish Central Government headquarters in Barcelona on October 19.
European Union leaders sought to minimize Spain’s crisis with...
Putin Admits Trusting West “Was Our Biggest Mistake”
President Vladimir Putin launched one of his most stinging...
Mariano Rajoy
The Spanish government has secured opposition support for...
Merkel Launching Crunch German Coalition Talks
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday begins the first...
Syrian Kurds Don’t Want Partition of Syria,  Do Not Seek Kurdistan’s Autonomy
What the Syrian Kurds are actually calling for is the...
A convoy of Iraqi military trucks makes its way to Kirkuk on October 16.
Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on...
Tillerson Talks Tough on China, Saudi-Led Quartet
On the eve of a weeklong trip to the Middle East, South Asia...
Ankara Orders Arrest of 110 People Over Gulen Links
Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 110 people...

Trending

Googleplus