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Engine fire gives Pacific Coastal passengers a scare

Nov. 14, 2012, Trail, B.C. - Passengers aboard a Pacific Coastal Airlines flight had a bit of a scare after watching flames erupt from one of the plane's engines.


November 14, 2012
By The Canadian Press

The plane arrived at Trail Regional Airport in the late afternoon on Tuesday after a 75-minute flight from Vancouver.

Passenger Doug Stoddart says he thinks the fire broke out in the right-side engine after landing because nobody at the back of the
plane screamed and he had to tell the pilot about the flames.

He says the engine was totally engulfed in flames and smoke was rising over the plane.

Crews quickly contained the fire with foam retardant, and Stoddart says passengers were moved away from the plane in an orderly fashion.

A company spokesman was not immediately available for comment.