Fire on Plane Departing from John Wayne Airport Is Extinguished; ‘Few’ Minor Injuries Reported

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A Southwest Airlines flight was departing for San Jose from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana when a fire was reported aboard the plane on Monday night, an airport spokeswoman said.


The fire — which has since been put out — broke out on Southwest flight #2123, causing its emergency chutes to deploy, according to the airport. Evacuations slides were used to remove passengers and crew members from the plane, the airline said.


t was reported at about 7:30 p.m., Deanne Thompson, an airport spokeswoman, said.


"A few minor injuries" were reported by the airport in a tweet, although officials have not released further information about those — only saying no one was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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Posted: 13 Feb 2018 20:55:12

  
  

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