No one hurt after JetBlue engine fire aborts Vegas takeoff


    FILE- In this March 16, 2017, file photo, a Jet Blue airplane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. JetBlue Airways Corp. reports earnings Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say no one was injured when an aircraft engine fire forced an aborted takeoff in Las Vegas of a JetBlue flight to Boston.

    McCarran International Airport spokesman Chris Jones said Monday the fire did not spread and no injuries were reported in the 11:30 a.m. Sunday incident involving JetBlue Flight 178.

    Jones says the Airbus with 146 passengers and crew aboard returned safely to a passenger gate.

    JetBlue said in a statement that a right engine fire suppression system activated, and Jones says airport firefighters responded.

    Flight records show the rescheduled flight departed Las Vegas at 7:15 p.m. Pacific time and arrived at Logan International Airport in Boston at 3:10 a.m. Monday Eastern time.

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