Transcript for British Airways Jet Bursts Into Flames at Las Vegas Airport
Good evening. We again tonight with the new images of the horror aboard that Boeing jet in Las Vegas. Fire erupting in the engine. A terrifying close call for passengers. The stunning images of the british airways flight engulfed in flames and smoke. Eating through the skin of the plane. Tonight, investigators are on the plane, and so are we, with the exclusive new video. Here's Matt Gutman. Reporter: You can hear the engine blow. Minutes later, flames shooting through the smoke. As flight attendants try to calm the passengers. And just minutes earlier, flight 2276 to London taxis for takeoff. 170 passengers and crew on board. Good afternoon. We're ready for departure. Reporter: Just seconds before it goes airborne -- Mayday. Mayday. Request fire services. The plane slamming to a halt. Swallowed in flames and smoke. Eyewitnesses say one of the pilots walks out of the cockpit to see for himself. He just was, evacuate! We are evacuating on the runway. We have a fire. I repeat, we are evacuating. Reporter: Just two minutes after the call, fire crews arrive, blasting water onto the plane. Passengers flopping down emergency chutes. You can see them scampering down the runway. Is everybody okay? Reporter: Sally Dewhurst says she was the first down the emergency slide. What did you see when you looked to the left? The whole engine was on fire. Almost like a river of fire coming at the ramp. Reporter: 27 people treated for minor injures. Including the pilots, hailed as heroes tonight. Everybody's good. Thank you. Reporter: That fire burning so hot it went right through the engine to the fuselage of the plane, burning its skin. Exposing its ribs. You can only imagine how hot it must have been inside that cabin. These images show that molten pieces of the engine shot towards the fuselage. If that fire had been able to build and gotten near the fuel tanks, or people couldn't have gotten out, and it maybe had come through the cabin wall, then this could have been very, very serious. Matt is with us now live. The pilots, incredible work, stopping the jet in just minutes. Reporter: That's right. Had they noticed it just a couple of seconds later, they would not have been able to abort the takeoff, forcing them to lift off with a wing on fire. This could have been a very different outcome. Matt, thank you. To a scare at another airport, Newark.
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