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United Airlines plane lands at Denver International Airport with engine on FIRE

Mirror logo Mirror 2/07/2017 Chris kitching

Terrified passengers had to flee a United Airlines plane after one of its engines caught fire as it landed on a runway.

The left engine at the back of the small aircraft caught fire at Denver's international airport.

Photos also showed a fire underneath the tail of the Bombardier CRJ-701.

The passenger who snapped dramatic pictures and recorded video following the evacuation wrote on Twitter that no-one was injured.

He wrote that the plane caught fire on the runway after making a one-hour flight from Aspen, Colorado.

The man said firefighters were quick to respond and hose down the aircraft as flight UA5869, operating as SkyWest Airlines, landed at about 2.20pm local time.

He added: "Quick and immediate response. first responders on runway. Huge thanks to pilot and crew for helping get passengers off safe."

Fellow passenger Rabia Chaudry, a lawyer and New York Times best-selling author, wrote: "All safe."

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Ms Chaudry, who wrote a book about her friend and 'Serial' podcast subject Adnan Syed, added: "Everyone is safe though shook. All our stuff is on the plane. Waiting for diaper bag, stroller, ID, all my personal items."

The plane was on its third flight of the day when it caught fire.

Earlier, it had made short-haul journeys from Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming to Los Angeles, and then Los Angeles to Aspen.

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Utah-based SkyWest Airlines is a regional carrier that serves more than 200 cities in the US, plus destinations in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

The feeder airline has contracts with major US companies including United, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

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