Engine fire forces evacuation of Japanese plane

2016-02-23 11:47


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Tokyo - More than 160 passengers and crew slid down emergency chutes in swirling snow on Tuesday after an engine fire forced a Japan Airlines domestic flight to abort takeoff and smoke entered the cabin, Japanese media reported.

National broadcaster NHK showed video of the passengers evacuating and then gathering on the snow-covered tarmac at New Chitose Airport, which serves the city of Sapporo in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost main island.

One woman sustained a minor hip injury, NHK said, citing police.

The broadcaster said the Boeing 737 with 159 passengers and six crew members was bound for Fukuoka in southern Japan.

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