Japan Airlines Evacuation In Snow

  • Feb 23, 2016 5:20am GMT

A Japan Airlines plane was evacuated this morning after an engine fire forced more than 160 off the plane and into snow in Japan. The plane aborted takeoff after the cabin filled with smoke. Four people were injured exiting the Boeing 737 at the New Chitose Airport, which serves the northern city of Sapporo.

In a statement Japan Airlines said, "Carrying 159 passengers and six crew, Flight 3512 was about to depart for the southern city of Fukuoka at 3 p.m. (1 a.m. E.T) when the crew detected a problem with its right engine."

According to the airport firefighters the four injured people included, "Two women, aged 74 and 71, injured their hips, a 67-year-old woman hurt her neck and a 22-year-old man complained he was feeling unwell."