Pictures show aftermath of plane fire drama at Tokyo airport

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An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport.

Firefighters put out the blaze within an hour, and all passengers and crew were evacuated, but some people may have been injured, an official at Haneda Airport said.

Korean Air aeroplane surrounded by fire engines and covered in foam
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Japanese television broadcast live images of at least two fire trucks blanketing the left-side engine and almost the entire side of the plane with what appeared to be white foam as smoke came out the back of the engine.

A large crowd was gathered on a wide grassy area next to the runway and near the choppy waters of Tokyo Bay. Emergency chutes were deployed from the plane's doors.

Korean Air aeroplane surrounded by fire engines and covered in foam
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All 302 passengers and 17 crew were evacuated, but there were unconfirmed reports that two men and five women were injured, said Kyosuke Okada, a government official assigned to Haneda.

Flight 2708 was headed to Seoul. The runway the plane was using has been closed and all other flights have been temporarily halted.

Korean Air aeroplane surrounded by fire engines and covered in foam
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The cause of the fire was still unknown.