Sunday, October 07, 2018

JetBlue, Airbus A321-200, N923JB: Incident occurred October 07, 2018 at McCarran International Airport (KLAS), Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

On Sunday, October 7th, 2018, JetBlue Flight 178 from Las Vegas to Boston experienced smoke coming from its right engine before takeoff. The smoke was quickly suppressed and the aircraft taxied safely back to the gate. All customers have safely deplaned and the aircraft has been taken out of service for inspection. We are currently working to re-accommodate customers.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A JetBlue flight was cancelled Sunday morning after a fire broke out in the plane's right-hand engine, according to officials from McCarran Airport.

At 11:30 a.m., the airport's control center was notified of the fire, officials said. The Clark County Fire Department responded to the scene; the fire was put out by 12:03 p.m.

McCarran officials said 146 passengers were on board the flight, but no injuries were reported. The plane was forced to return the gate and the flight was cancelled.

No details were released on what caused the fire.

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