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Possible fire forces plane to land at Logan Airport

A United Airlines flight from Munich, Germany, made an emergency landing in Boston on Sunday afternoon due to a possible fire on board the plane, according to the FAA.

United Airlines Flight 107 landed safely at Logan International Airport at 3:40 p.m. after the flight crew reported a “a possible fire,” said Kathleen Bergen, an FAA spokeswoman, in an e-mail. Passengers were not evacuated, and the Boeing 777 being towed from the runway.

The flight was originally headed to Washington Dulles International Airport, Bergen said.

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Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said that firefighters were dispatched to the scene but were turned back before they arrived.

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“Couldn’t have been much because they’re sending all our trucks back,” MacDonald said.

A spokesperson from Massport referred questions to United Airlines, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com. Lucas Phillips can be reached at lucas.phillips@globe.com.