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WATCH Fire Aboard Plane at California Airport Prompts Mass Evacuation

© AP Photo / David GoldmanSouthwest Airlines airplane
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Due to a fire believed to be in the auxiliary power unit, the plane's crew decided to evacuate the plane.

The Southwest Airlines flight 2123 from Los Angeles to San Jose was forced to make an emergency landing at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California due to fire on board.

A total of 139 passengers and five crew members have been evacuated as a result of the incident. Several people have sustained minor injuries.

According to the airport's Twitter account, the fire, which was apparently in the auxiliary power unit, has already been extinguished, while operations are "back to normal."

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