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A handout photo from Twitter user Bradley Hampton used with permission shows British Airways flight 2276 en route to London's Gatwick Airport on fire at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, on Sept. 8, 2015.Bradley Hampton—EPA
plane fire las vegas airport
plane fire las vegas airport
plane fire las vegas airport
plane fire las vegas airport
A handout photo from Twitter user Bradley Hampton used with permission shows British Airways flight 2276 en route to Lon
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Bradley Hampton—EPA
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British Airways Plane Catches Fire on Las Vegas Runway

Sep 08, 2015

A British Airways passenger plane caught fire on a runway Tuesday afternoon at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, airport officials said.

British Airways Flight 2276 was preparing to depart for London's Gatwick Airport when the fire broke out around 4:20 p.m. local time, according to a statement on the airport's Twitter account. The Boeing 777-200 was carrying 159 passengers and 13 crew, the airport said, and two people were transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

As of 4:59 p.m., there was "clear indication" that the fire was out, according to the airport.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

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