[Silver] Airplane engine catches fire at Orlando Int Airport

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[Silver] Airplane engine catches fire at Orlando Int Airport

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[Silver] Airplane engine catches fire at Orlando International Airport
David Harris
15 February, 2016

A small fire in an airplane engine canceled a flight bound to Tallahassee from Orlando International Airport on Monday night, officials said.

Silver Airways Flight 70, a Saab 340 aircraft, was parked near gate 36 when someone noticed a possible fire coming from one of its engines around 8 p.m., said Carolyn Fennell, airport spokeswoman. It was quickly extinguished, she said.

A spokeswoman said the crew "received indication of a possible mechanical issue" and evacuated the plane. Nine passengers and three crew members were evacuated, Fennell said. No one was injured.

The flight was supposed to take off at 8:25 p.m. No other flights or operations were affected, Fennell said. Silver Airways operates in the Mid-Atlantic, Florida and the Bahamas. The airline will put passengers in a hotel and get them flights in the morning.

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