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Flames cancel Cincinnati-bound flight from Nashville

A twitter user posted this photo of the reported incident. @thematt_miller / twitter A twitter user posted this photo of the reported incident. @thematt_miller / twitter
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An engine malfunction caused flames to shoot from a Cincinnati-bound plane on the tarmac of the Nashville International Airport Friday morning.

Passengers were on board the SkyWest flight when it experienced a brief flame upon engine startup, according to SkyWest spokesperson Marissa Snow. The fire extinguished itself when the engine shut off around 6:45 a.m.

The Delta-operated plane was on its way to the runway to fly to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

A photo on twitter shows flames coming from the tail end of the plane. Snow said those flames were not an outright fire but rather were likely part of a power surge.

 “It can result in an engine tailpipe flame as fuel and oxygen are expunged from the surging engine,” said Snow. “It's a safety design feature.”

Technicians are continuing to look at the engine.

The plane returned to the gate and passengers are finding alternative flights, said an airport spokesperson. 

No one was injured in the incident. 

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