Plane engine catches fire at OIA

ORLANDO, Fla. — A plane’s engine caught fire Monday night at the Orlando International Airport, the airport said.

Silver Airlines Flight 70 was parked a gate when someone saw flames coming from the engine shortly after 8 p.m., said Carolyn Fennell, an airport spokeswoman.

The plane hadn’t taken off yet, but the flight was bound for Tallahassee, Fennell said.

Nine passengers and three crew members were evacuated from the plane as firefighters extinguished the fire, Fennell said.

"The crew received indication of a possible mechanical issue and following safety and operational procedures, the crew safely disembarked customers," an airlines spokeswoman said. "We are currently working to provide customers with hotel accommodations for the night and reaccomodate them on flights in the morning."

No one was injured in the incident.

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