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Shattered Turbine Blades Found in Ignited Korean Air Jet Boeing Engine

© REUTERS / KyodoAn aerial picture shows fire fighters spraying foam at the engine of a Korean Air Lines plane after smoke rose from it at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, May 27, 2016
An aerial picture shows fire fighters spraying foam at the engine of a Korean Air Lines plane after smoke rose from it at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, May 27, 2016 - Sputnik International
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A Japanese Transport Safety Board investigation has revealed shattered turbine blades in the Korean Air Boeing 777-300 jet that ignited on the runway of Tokyo's Haneda International Airport on Friday, the Kyodo news agency said Monday.

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TOKYO (Sputnik) — The investigation, aided by South Korean and US experts, revealed that turbine blades inside the aircraft's left engine were shattered, while pieces of blades were found along some 700 meters of runway.

At the same time, the turbine's front blades were left intact and no evidence of a collision with a bird have been found, according to the news outlet.

On Friday, Korean Air flight 2708 caught fire on the Haneda airport runway shortly before takeoff. The jet was then stopped and its 319 passengers evacuated, with 19 people receiving injuries during evacuation, according to the Tokyo Fire Department.

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