JET FIRE LEADS TO EVACUATION AT AIRPORT; NO INJURIES
Fire broke out in an engine on a regional jet as it arrived Sunday afternoon at Denver International Airport, and passengers and crew members had to be evacuated as the plane sat on a taxiway.
SkyWest spokeswoman Marissa Snow says the 59 passengers on the United Express plane operated by SkyWest were safely evacuated. No one was injured.
SkyWest Flight 5869 arrived at DIA from Aspen at 2:15 p.m., said Heath Montgomery, airport spokesman.
The people aboard the plane were evacuated and taken by bus to the terminal. The Denver Fire Department extinguished the blaze, Montgomery said.
Montgomery said the fire is being investigated.