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Japan: fire forces plane evacuation

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By Euronews
Japan: fire forces plane evacuation

<p>Hundreds of passengers have been forced to evacuate a plane at Japan’s Haneda Airport in Tokyo after its engine caught fire during take off. </p> <p>The Korean Air Lines flight was due to fly to Seoul when it caught fire. </p> <p>No injuries were reported among the 300 passengers and 17 crew on board, but the incident caused significant disruption, temporarily closing down Japan’s busiest aviation hub. </p> <p>Haneda Airport, located on Tokyo Bay, handles around 550 flights a day. </p> <p>Images of the stranded Boeing 777 showed the aircraft covered in foam after firefighters blanketed the plane’s left engine.</p>