Passenger plane catches fire at Las Vegas airport

A BRITISH Airways plane has burst into flames on the runway at Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport.

All 159 passengers and 13 crew members have been evacuated from the plane, with three transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Local media are reporting the aircraft caught fire as it was landing, with thick black smoke seen billowing from the plane.


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The Boeing 777 was bound for London’s Gatwick Airport.

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