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Emirates Flight Catches Fire at Logan International Airport

Courtesy: WCVB

Courtesy: WCVB

 BOSTON (WCVB) — An engine on an Emirates flight from Dubai caught fire after landing at Logan International Airport Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Passengers on the flight told NewsCenter 5 they smelled a bit of smoke and fuel but otherwise had no idea that there was a fire.

An air traffic controller observed the fire and called authorities,  and the pilot was also notified by equipment on the plane, officials said.

“The systems worked exactly the way we designed them,” an official said at a press conference. “These events don’t happen frequently.”

Engine fires on flights are a “very rare occurrence” and an investigation will follow, an official said.

The plane also carried 18 crew members.

The airport remains open, Massport said. There were no reports of any injuries and Flight 237 was towed the gate, where all passengers disembarked.

 


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