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Plane evacuated after tire fire at JFK Airport

October 2, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a Delta Air Lines flight was evacuated after a fire broke out in the plane’s wheel well on the taxiway at JFK Airport.

The Port Authority says there were no reports of injuries and the fire was extinguished just after 7 p.m. Monday.

A statement from Delta says flight 420 aborted a takeoff following an airspeed warning indication and while it was taxiing back to the gate the breaks overheated.

The Port Authority says there were no flight disruptions.

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