JAL jet aborts takeoff evacuates after smoke from engine enters cabin

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Posted: Feb 23, 2016 2:12 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japan Airline Boeing 737 passenger jet aborted a take-off and evacuated passengers at Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, northern Japan after smoke from its right engine entered the cabin.

There were 159 passengers and 6 crew members on the aircraft, which was heading to Fukuoka in southern Japan, a spokesman for Japan Airlines said. No injuries have so far been reported, he added.

(Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Miral Fahmy)