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Five suffer minor injuries after plane engine on fire at Newark airport, officials say

At least five people suffered minor injuries Tuesday night after a United Airlines plane engine caught fire at the airport of Newark Liberty International Airport, officials said.

Flight 1579 from Newark to San Francisco was scheduled to do so where officials said that the engine caught on fire.

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Jonathan Guerin, a spokesman for United, said the tower reported to the crew of what seemed to be flames from one of the engines. He said the crew immediately deployed the aircraft in the sides, and the passengers evacuated.

United said that he was working on to take the passengers to San Francisco as soon as possible.

The airport said travelers should expect delays for the rest of the night.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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