Thankfully all passengers were quickly evacuated from the plane. Did you know that all Rolls Royce engines are remotely monitored in real time, looking for potential engine malfunctions? Perhaps it is time for the security industry to adopt a similar approach, especially in the light of the recent Jeep attack.
A British Airways plane bound for London has caught fire at Las Vegas airport, forcing the evacuation of 172 people on board on emergency slides. Airport officials said at least 14 people were taken to hospital with minor injuries. US Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the left engine of the Boeing 777-200 caught fire before take-off. The plane was seen engulfed in flames and smoke. The fire was later put out. In a statement, British Airways said the aircraft "experienced a technical issue as it was preparing for take-off".