Korean Air jet has engine fire in Tokyo, people evacuated

May 27, 2016 6:51 AM

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TOKYO (AP) — An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport Friday, and seven people may have been injured, an official said.

Firefighters put out the blaze within the hour, and all 302 passengers and 17 crewmembers were evacuated, said Kyosuke Okada, a government official assigned to Haneda Airport. Okada cited unconfirmed reports that two men and five women were injured but said details were unknown.

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