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United Airlines flight aborted before takeoff when plane engine catches fire, gushes smoke at Chicago airport

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United Airlines flight 2091 was minutes from taking off from O’Hare International Airport was aborted when one of the plane’s engines caught fire Monday afternoon, according to officials.
A United Airlines flight had to abort takeoff at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport when one of the plane’s engines caught fire Monday — sending smoke gushing out from one of the wings as seen in a dramatic video from the tarmac.
United Flight 2091 was set to fly to Seattle at around 2 p.m. when its engine burst into flames on the taxiway and forced 148 passengers and five crew members to evacuate after the Airbus 320 was towed back to a gate, the Federal Aviation Administration and United Airlines said in separate statements.

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