JAL plane engine catches fire after landing at Osaka airport

Kyodo

An engine on a Bombardier CRJ200 operated by a Japan Airlines Co. group firm caught fire Monday after landing at Osaka International Airport, the transport ministry said.

There were no injuries among the 52 passengers and three crew members on board J-Air Corp.’s Flight 2362 from Oita, southwestern Japan, according to the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry.

While moving along the taxiway at around 12:15 p.m., a display in the cockpit showed that fire broke out on one of two engines. After stopping the engine and turning on the fire extinguishing system, the sign went off, the ministry said. A mechanic later found traces of fire on the engine.

The Japan Transport Safety Board will send three inspectors to Osaka International Airport on Tuesday to find out what caused the fire. The airport straddling Osaka and Hyogo prefectures in western Japan now serves only domestic flights.

JAL said passengers were not affected by the engine fire.

The plane was scheduled to fly later Monday from Osaka airport to Hakodate, Hokkaido, and back, but the round-trip flight was canceled.