No injuries after United Express plane catches fire at DIA

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DENVER -- No one was injured after passengers were evacuated from a United Express jet after the plane's left engine caught fire after landing at Denver International Airport on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Passengers on the aircraft were heading from Aspen. Video and pictures documented the moments for more than 60 people on board the jet.

"The passengers were actually taken on a bus back to the concourse," airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said. "Part of what we do is we assist the airlines in getting the passengers back to a safe place."

Passengers posted photos of the scene on Twitter.

The SkyWest Airlines plane, under the umbrella of United Express, reported engine trouble after landing. A SkyWest representative said 59 passengers and four crew members escaped without injury.

First responders mobilized to assist to put out a fire. They started after the plane as on the ground, according to SkyWest.

"They very quickly reacted," Montgomery said. "They ... extinguished what they found to be a fire in the rear section of the aircraft."

Video showed foam being used to knock out the flames. A passenger who tweeted the video, wrote, "Quick and immediate response on runway. Huge thanks to the pilot and crew for helping get passengers off safe."

By late afternoon, the plane was taken to a hangar for further investigation. Airport officials said the National Transportation Safety Board had been notified.

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