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Plane catches fire at Orlando airport


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Plane catches fire at Orlando airport

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5:04 p.m., Friday, Oct, 8 –  A plane carrying 142 passengers caught fire this morning while trying to leave the Orlando Sanford International Airport. No one on board was injured.Allegiant Air flight 700, bond for Roanoke, Virginia, had just left the gate when the right engine of the MD 80 plane caught fire. The fire was extinguished and all 142 passengers and 5 crew members were able to safely disembark.It is unclear what caused the fire. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident. No other details were available.This is the second time in twp months an Allegiant aircraft has caught fire. On August 13, an Allegiant plane preparing to take off from the Roanoke Regional Airport was stopped and returned to the gate after an engine caught fire. None of the passengers were hurt. (BBCnews)

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