ST. LOUIS, Sept 28 (Reuters) - A fire in one of two engines on a Chicago-bound American Airlines AMR.N MD-80 jet forced the plane to return to St. Louis’ airport on Friday, officials said.
None of the 137 passengers and five crew members on board was injured, an airline spokesman said.
Flight 1400, bound for Chicago’s O‘Hare International Airport, took off at 2:12 p.m. EDT, and was back on the ground within 30 minutes, American Airlines spokesman Mary Frances Fagan said.
“It had a left-hand engine fire that occurred after take-off. The aircraft returned to Lambert International safely. No one was hurt, and the passengers were evacuated on stairs,” Fagan said.
Firefighters put out a small fire in the engine after the plane landed, Lambert spokesman Jeff Lea said.