JAMAICA, Queens – Officials are investigating a possible small engine fire on a plane bound for Buenos Aires at JFK Airport.
A spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the pilot of Argentina Airlines flight No. 1301 reported the engine fire late Thursday night while the plane was on the runway.
However, when rescue trucks arrived they found no evidence of a fire. The plane taxied back to the gate for further examination.
No injuries were reported.
One passenger whose plane was sitting on the airport runway nearby, took a picture of the aircraft with embers coming out.
“Yeah so I’m on the runway about to take off and another plane just landed next to us and it was on [expletive] fire like literal fire,” she wrote in a tweet.