United flight aborts takeoff after engine catches on fire

A United Airlines flight aborted takeoff while departing from Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Monday when one of its engines caught on fire. 

United Flight 2091, which was scheduled to fly to Seattle, experienced a delay due to a problem with the engine that United said was “immediately addressed” by the local ground crew and emergency responders.

“I felt the impact on my window. As I looked, the engine was on fire and smoke was coming out,” One passenger, Ivan Paloalto, said to local outlet ABC 7 Chicago.

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An airline official confirmed to NBC 5 Chicago the aircraft involved was an Airbus A320 and 148 passengers and five crew members were on board at the time of the incident. 

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop at O’Hare in response, temporarily halting Memorial Day travel. All passengers were able to deboard normally, and no injuries were reported.

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