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Investigators in Vegas comb through British Airways plane

Investigators in Las Vegas to comb through British Airways plane that caught fire on runway

Investigators in Vegas comb through British Airways plane

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Federal investigators will be working through the weekend in combing through a British Airways Boeing 777 aircraft that stopped short of taking off from Las Vegas on Tuesday when its left engine caught fire.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Eric Weiss said Friday that a team of investigators would be collecting information about the plane into early next week before the engine is removed and shipped to an off-site facility to be fully deconstructed.

British Airways flight 2276 was on a McCarran International Airport runway bound for London when the crew screeched the plane to a halt as flames billowed from the left engine. Passengers fled the plane.

Investigators found pieces of the jet engine on the runway.


Updated : 2021-09-17 20:12 GMT+08:00