The stern of a United Airlines 737 plane caught fire on Tuesday morning parked at the gate of Logan Airport.
According to the WCVB, there was no one in the plane at the time and no one was injured.
The plane arrived from San Francisco at 7:36 p.m. It was scheduled to fly back on Tuesday morning.
According to WBZ, the fire originated in an auxiliary power unit at the rear of the machine.
The Massport Fire Department reacted quickly and put out the fire, according to the statement.
Maria Lim, who arrived on the plane, said the flight was first delayed by an hour and then canceled, according to NBC10.
“I thought it was just some kind of repair or something, and I didn’t think it would be on my flight,” said Lim, who had visited his daughter in New Hampshire. “After that, I thought it was a blessing it didn’t happen in the air.”
He planned to fly home to Hawaii on Friday, he said.
According to the airline, United decommissioned the aircraft for the duration of the inspection.
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