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Private jet aborts takeoff from Las Vegas airport

Updated November 14, 2019 - 12:46 pm

A private jet aborted its takeoff from McCarran International Airport after the pilot noticed smoke coming from the left side of the aircraft Thursday morning, an airport spokeswoman said.

The pilot of the Learjet 55 called for help when he spotted the smoke, spokeswoman Christine Crews said. The runway where the jet came to a stop was closed while officials investigated, but Crews said it reopened at 12:22 p.m. after the aircraft was towed.

All four people on the jet evacuated safely, Crews said.

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