Korean jet air Boeing 777-300 was evacuated before depart from a Tokyo airport due to engine fire


302 passengers and 17 crewmembers were on board. About 100 police and 60 fire vehicles were deployed to the plane to douse the fire. The runway the plane was using was closed and all other flights were temporarily halted.

Firefighters put out the blaze within an hour, a government official. Flight 2708 was headed to Seoul. A different plane was sent to Haneda later Friday to transport the passengers. Korean Air said the company will determine the cause of the problems with its Boeing 777-300. The National Police Agency ruled out the possibility of terrorism, saying no suspicious objects were found, but the suspicion existed because  the two-day summit of the Group of Seven major industrialized nations was drawing to a close.


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