Jet with engine fire makes emergency landing in Philadelphia
Apr. 28, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after one of its two engines caught fire. One passenger was taken to a hospital after reporting chest pains.
Officials say the United Express flight was operated by Republic Airways and had 75 people on board. It was heading from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Newark, New Jersey, but diverted to Philadelphia after the engine caught fire.
Airport officials say the two-engine DH8D propeller jet landed safely shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday and passengers deplaned. Afterward, the aircraft was sprayed with foam.
Airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery says one passenger with a history of heart problems was taken to a hospital after reporting chest pains. No other injuries were reported.