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May 27, 2016 12:55 AM

Korean Air jet has apparent engine fire at Tokyo airport

The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) Firefighters battled an apparent engine fire Friday on a Korean Air jet on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. All the passengers and crew were evacuated unharmed, Japanese media reported.

Japanese television broadcast live images of at least two fire trucks blanketing the left-side engine and almost the entire side of the plane with what appeared to be a white foam as smoke came out the back of the engine.

A large crowd was gathered on a wide grassy area next to the runway and near the choppy waters of Tokyo Bay. Emergency chutes were deployed from the plane's doors.

Japanese broadcaster NHK said there were 302 passengers and 17 crew members on board. The plane was preparing for takeoff when the incident occurred, Japanese media said.

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