Fire at McCarran International Airport
A British Airways jet heading from Las Vegas to London caught fire during takeoff Tuesday afternoon. The Boeing 777’s left engine caught fire right as the plane was about to take off, leaving black clouds of smoke to engulf the runway.
The crew deployed the cool slides you never want to have to take a ride on, and everyone made it out and onto the runway safely. There were several minor injuries reported, but nothing life threatening.
Delays in Vegas
Thanks to the British shit-show on the runway, flights both leaving and arriving in Vegas were delayed by roughly 45 minutes. Which, come to think of it, doesn’t seem too bad.
As of 7:45 PM Tuesday evening everything was running and back to normal at McCarran, with only that runway closed for now.