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BA plane catches fire at Las Vegas airport, several injured

The Federal Aviation Administration said the fire broke out in the left engine of the 257-seat BA Boeing 777 shortly after 4:00pm (2300 GMT) and a probe was underway to determine the cause.

Las Vegas

A BRITISH Airways (BA) jet caught fire on Tuesday at Las Vegas' airport, prompting the crew to abort takeoff and evacuate terrified passengers.

"There were 159 passengers and 13 crew on the flight," McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas said.

It added that