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​SkyWest CRJ700 suffers engine fire in Denver

A Bombardier CRJ700 operated by SkyWest Airlines has suffered an apparent engine fire upon landing at Denver International airport, with all 59 passengers and crew deplaning safely.

The aircraft was operating as a United Express service from Aspen to Denver when the incident occurred, confirms United.

Passengers and crew deplaned safely via air stairs, and slides were not deployed.

Imagery on social media shows flames coming from the intake of the left engine. A large black mark is also visible on the underside of the cowling.

Flight tracking sites indicate that the jet bears the registration number N796SK.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the aircraft is powered by two General Electric CF34 8C5B1 engines. It was delivered on 22 January 2010, and is owned by SkyWest Airlines.

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