KoreanAir Jet Catches Fire On Runway At Tokyo Airport Before Takeoff

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An engine on a KoreanAir plane caught fire on the runway at Haneda Airport in Japan just before taking off.

Over 300 passengers and 17 crew members were all safely evacuated from the jet and all flights were temporarily suspended at the airport.


According to RT, the incident took place as Flight 2708 was preparing to head to Seoul. At least two fire trucks arrived to battle the flames, Japanese television reported. It also showed emergency chutes and the plane surrounded by white foam.

The cause of the incident is as yet unknown