Officials investigate possible engine fire at JFK Airport

Photo courtesy: Alice Zhang via Twitter (@alicexz)

Photo courtesy: Alice Zhang via Twitter (@alicexz)

NEW YORK — Officials are investigating a possible small engine fire on a plane bound for Buenos Aires, Argentina, at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday night.

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the pilot of Argentina Airlines Flight 1301 reported the engine fire while the plane was on the runway, according to PIX11.

However, when rescue trucks arrived they found no evidence of a fire. The plane taxied back to the gate for further examination.

No injuries were reported.

One passenger whose plane was sitting on the airport runway nearby took a picture of the aircraft that appeared embers coming out. Alice Zhang said it looked like a “bad engine fire but cabin seemed safe.”