BOSTON (WHDH) - A United Airlines plane at Logan Airport in Boston was removed from service on Tuesday after mechanical issues sparked a blaze onboard the jetliner, officials said.
The 737 aircraft was parked at an airport gate at Terminal B when a fire broke out in the tail end of the plane, a United Airlines spokesman said.
Emergency crews quickly responded to the scene and extinguished the fire, according to MassPort.
There were no passengers on board and no injuries were reported.
Video from SKY7 HD showed burn marks on the tail of the plane and several fire trucks parked around the aircraft.
United maintenance crews are now evaluating the plane and airline workers are making alternate arrangements for customers traveling from Boston to San Francisco.
Maria Lim, who had been visiting family in New Hampshire, said after the day’s events, she was not in any rush to take off.
“It’s a blessing,” she said. “Can you imagine if it caught in mid-air? What would have happened?”
The fire had no impact on other flights coming in and out of Logan.
There were no additional details immediately available.
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