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United Airlines aircraft catches fire at Boston Logan International Airport

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A United Airlines Boeing 757 aircraft has been grounded after a small fire broke out on the morning of November 16, 2021, at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

A fire broke out in the auxiliary power unit in the rear of the aircraft, which was scheduled to fly from Boston to San Francisco when it was parked at an airport gate at Terminal B of BOS. At the time of the occurrence, no one was on board the plane.

Passengers who were impacted by the grounded plane were rerouted to San Francisco on United Airlines flight 477.

“A [757] aircraft experienced a mechanical issue while parked at a gate at Boston Logan International Airport. There were no customers or crew on board at the time,” a United Airlines spokesperson confirmed to AeroTime Hub.

“The aircraft has been removed from service while our maintenance crews evaluate it. We made alternate arrangements for our customers traveling from Boston to San Francisco on United 477.”

The aircraft’s fire damage was captured on camera by CBS Boston News.

Featured photo credit Twitter: WBZ | CBS Boston News

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