Jet Catches Fire on Runway, Passengers Evacuated

Cause of fire at Denver airport still being investigated
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 3, 2017 12:03 AM CDT
File photo of a United Airlines and United Express planes.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, FIle)

(Newser) – One of the engines of a regional jet caught fire on a taxiway shortly after landing at Denver International Airport on Sunday afternoon, the AP reports. SkyWest spokeswoman Marissa Snow says the 59 passengers on the United Express plane operated by SkyWest were safely evacuated. No one was injured on the flight from Aspen. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery says the flight arrived at 2:15pm. The fire was extinguished, but the cause is still being investigated. (Read more plane accident stories.)

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