British Airways crew, passengers flee fire

British Airways Flight 2276 was at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas en route to London when its left engine caught fire. All 159 passengers and 13 crew members were evacuated. The blaze was quickly put out by some 50 firefighters who rushe
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British Airways Flight 2276 was at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas en route to London when its left engine caught fire. All 159 passengers and 13 crew members were evacuated. The blaze was quickly put out by some 50 firefighters who rushed to the site within minutes, along with other emergency vehicles. British Airways said the fire was caused by a "technical issue".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2015, with the headline 'British Airways crew, passengers flee fire'. Print Edition | Subscribe