British Airways Plane Catches Fire at Las Vegas Airport

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A British Airways flight at McCarran International Airport caught on fire on the runway.

The fire has reportedly been extinguished, and started when the left engine caught fire during an attempted takeoff. All 159 passengers and 13 crew members onboard the Boeing 777 were evacuated.

Latest information is seven passengers from @British_Airways flight 2276 received medical treatment for minor injuries.

A spokeswoman for British Airways stressed that the safety of passengers is always a top priority. The plane was bound for London Gatwick.

 

 

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