British Airways 777 Plane Fire Due to Engine Failure in Las Vegas

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Earlier today, a British Airways Boeing 777 aircraft caught on fire at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas while the plane was taking off, after the plane was experiencing engine failure. Luckily, everyone managed to escape and there were no major injuries.

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Per the Wall Street Journal, A Boeing Co. 777-200 operated by British Airways suffered a major engine failure as it was beginning its takeoff in Las Vegas, triggering a fire and requiring an emergency evacuation, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The failure occurred in the left engine as the aircraft was accelerating on the runway for takeoff late on Tuesday, an FAA spokesman said. 

The jet stopped safely before becoming airborne, allowing passengers and crew to exit the aircraft safely before the fire worsened, he said.

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