Plane catches fire on Tokyo runway

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Tokyo, May 27 (IANS) Over 300 passengers and crew on Friday were evacuated from a Korean Air plane in Tokyo after a fire broke out in its left engine, BBC reported.

Flight 2708 was preparing to take off from Haneda airport in the Japanese capital en route to Seoul, officials said.

The engine was sprayed with foam by fire crews on the runway, which was temporarily closed.

No injuries were immediately reported and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

There were 302 passengers and 17 crew members on board.

–IANS

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