An engine fire on an Emirates Airline 777 jet was extinguished quickly after the plane landed Sunday afternoon at Logan International Airport, according to Massachusetts Port Authority. Massport Fire Rescue began fighting the small fire in one of Flight 237’s engines soon after it arrived from Dubai about 2 p.m., extinguishing the blaze within six minutes, said spokesman Matthew Brelis. The plane was towed to the gate, where passengers were able to disembark, Brelis said. None of the flight’s 349 passengers or 18 crew members was injured, he said.
Response on social media
Something is happening on this plane at the Boston Logan Airport. Lots of fire trucks. pic.twitter.com/Je1cJpMvYj— Ashley Monfort (@AshleyMonfort) August 10, 2014
MA | BOSTON |**AIRPORT ALERT**| LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT | ALERT 2 DECLARED FOR A PLANE FIRE ON A RUNWAY. FIRE ... http://t.co/qUPfiorc7G— Emergency Responders (@NEA_MAINE) August 10, 2014
MPA Fire responded 2Emirates B777 w/flame in #1engine after landing. Fire dept in contact w/pilot. Fire out w/in 1 min.No injuries, BOS open— Boston Logan Airport (@BostonLogan) August 10, 2014
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Update: aircraft has been towed to gate where pax disembarked.— Boston Logan Airport (@BostonLogan) August 10, 2014