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Allegiant plane engine catches fire at airport

Posted at 7:00 AM, Oct 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-12 10:00:06-04

An Allegiant Air plane engine caught fire Sunday afternoon at McCarran International Airport.

Around 1:20 p.m., Flight 516 was departing to Fresno, Calif., when officials reported a right engine fire while on the ground.

The flight was scheduled to leave at 12:55 p.m. with 160 passengers and six crew members. During the takeoff, Allegiant officials reported there were indications of a mechanical issue and the captain aborted the takeoff. Officials are continuing to investigate the issue.

Fire trucks dousing our plane while the pilot tries to tell us there's nothing wrong.

Posted by Mike Scott on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Hard to see in this video... but the jet has flat tires on the left side.

Posted by Mike Scott on Sunday, October 11, 2015

No injuries were reported.

Passengers were bussed to the terminal for another flight that was expected to leave at 4:05 p.m..

A British Airways engine caught fire last month as it was departing from McCarran. 27 people were injured during that fire, mostly minor.