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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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Partner of BA pilot who evacuated plane 'very proud'

The partner of the British Airways pilot whose plane burst into flames as it was preparing to take off from Las Vegas has said she is "very proud" and "grateful everyone is safe and sound".

Chris Henkey told evacuated passengers that the fire had been the result of "catastrophic engine failure". 172 people were forced to escape on emergency slides.

Lenka Nevolna said: "I'm very proud and grateful that everyone is safe and sound."

She added: "He rung as soon as it happened and asked me to let his daughter know as well. We are immensely proud of him, it's very overwhelming."

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