Plane makes emergency landing at RDU after engine fire

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The plane taxied to Terminal 2 under its own power and passengers got off.

A passenger plane made an emergency landing at RDU Monday morning after a reported fire in an engine.

Officials said the Delta Boeing 717 on a flight from Tampa, Florida to New York's LaGuardia Airport with more than 100 people on board landed safely.

The pilot reported an indicator showed one of the engines was on fire and it was extinguished in midair. The crew dumped most of the remaining fuel on board before landing.



The plane landed just after 9:30 a.m. and taxied to Terminal 2.

Delta said another aircraft is being flown to RDU so that the passengers can continue their flight. It said it was too early to tell if the engine actually caught fire or if it was a faulty indicator.

Passengers said Delta bought them all pizza while they waited for a replacement plane.

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