Crews Respond to Aircraft Fire at Logan

Mass. State Police confirm brief engine fire in taxiing aircraft

Multiple agencies responded to an aircraft fire at Logan International Airport in Boston Saturday afternoon.

Massachusetts State Police confirm that they responded with crews from Boston Fire, MassPort Fire and MassPort Operations to a brief engine fire in a Boeing 777.

The plane, which came in from Dubai, had been taxiing at the time of the fire.

The pilot and an air traffic controller noticed the fire. Nine fire vehicles were dispatched and the fire was put out quickly while passengers were still on board.

"The fire was in a section of the engine that's designed for very intense heat, so we were able to confine it and very rapidly extinguish it before it extended up to cause any damage to the aircraft," said Massport Fire Chief Robert Donahue.

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