A United Airlines plane had to be evacuated Saturday night at Seattle-Tacoma Airport when a small fire broke out on the aircraft.
United Flight 776, a Boeing 757, was set to takeoff for Washington Dulles International Airport at 10:30 PM. The Port of Seattle Fire Department responded to the report of a fire at 10:27 PM.
All the passengers were evacuated safely and there were no reported injuries.
A preliminary investigation indicated that the fire might be traceable to residual oil in the auxiliary power unit, which is located in the plane’s tail. The fire was quickly extinguished.
The airliner was taken out of service for an examination.
Passengers were put on a later flight.
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