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BA plane fire: Multiple breaches of engine case, investigators find

The left engine of the BA aircraft that caught fire on the runway at Las Vegas airport had "multiple breaches of the engine case", US air investigators have found.

157 passengers and 13 crew were forced to evacuate the plane.

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BA plane fire: More treated as investigators seek cause

A picture posted on Instagram shows the extent of the blaze. Credit: reggiefaer/Instagram

Thirteen people received minor injuries after a British Airways plane caught fire at Las Vegas' McCarran airport, the airline has said.

At a press briefing, the company said the cause of the fire - which began from the plane's left engine during take-off - was not yet known.

An investigation team are arriving tomorrow in an effort to determine what prompted the fire.

The Boeing aircraft, which was carrying 159 passengers and 13 crew, was due to fly to London Gatwick today.

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