British Airways 777 Catches Fire In Las Vegas

A 777 aircraft operated by British Airways was evacuated at Las Vegas Airport on Tuesday (September 8), which the FAA said was due to the aircraft’s left engine catching fire before takeoff.

A 777 aircraft operated by British Airways was evacuated at Las Vegas Airport on Tuesday (September 8), which the FAA said was due to the aircraft’s left engine catching fire before takeoff.

Shortly before takeoff, smoke and flames could be seen emanating from under the aircraft’s wings, which led to the evacuation of all 159 passengers and 13 crew on board Flight 2276.

14 of the passengers were confirmed as receiving treatment for minor injuries.

The 777, due to fly from the city’s McCarran Airport to London Gatwick, was operating a GE manufactured engine and the OEM said it is now gathering information about the incident.

The National Transportation Safety Board also confirmed it had started collecting evidence about the event.

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