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Korean Air jet has apparent engine fire at Tokyo airport

  • White smoke rises from an engine of a Korean Air jet as firefighters battle an apparent engine fire on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo Friday, May 27, 2016 . All the passengers and crew were evacuated unharmed, Japanese media reported. (Hiroshi Miyamoto/Kyodo News via AP) JAPA OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

    White smoke rises from an engine of a Korean Air jet as firefighters battle an apparent engine fire on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo Friday, May 27, 2016 . All the passengers and crew were evacuated unharmed, Japanese media reported. (Hiroshi Miyamoto/Kyodo News via AP) JAPA OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY  (The Associated Press)

  • Firefighters gather near an engine of a Korean Air jet following an apparent engine fire on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo Friday, May 27, 2016. All the passengers and crew were evacuated unharmed, Japanese media reported. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPA OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

    Firefighters gather near an engine of a Korean Air jet following an apparent engine fire on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo Friday, May 27, 2016. All the passengers and crew were evacuated unharmed, Japanese media reported. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPA OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY  (The Associated Press)

  • Firefighters work on a Korean Air jet sitting on the white foam-covered tarmac following an engine fire at Haneda Airport in Tokyo Tokyo, Friday, May 27, 2016. The engine fire broke out on the Korean Air jet about to take off from the airport on Friday, and some people may have been injured, an airport official said. Firefighters put out the blaze within the hour, and all passengers and crew were evacuated. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Firefighters work on a Korean Air jet sitting on the white foam-covered tarmac following an engine fire at Haneda Airport in Tokyo Tokyo, Friday, May 27, 2016. The engine fire broke out on the Korean Air jet about to take off from the airport on Friday, and some people may have been injured, an airport official said. Firefighters put out the blaze within the hour, and all passengers and crew were evacuated. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)  (The Associated Press)

Firefighters are battling an apparent engine fire on a Korean Air jet on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

Japanese television showed live Friday at least two fire trucks spraying what appeared to be a white foam on an engine on the left side of the plane as smoke came out the back of it.

The passengers and crew appeared to have been safely evacuated, and one live broadcast showed a large crowd of people away from the runway with the choppy waters of Tokyo Bay in the background. Emergency chutes could be seen deployed from the plane's doors.

The plane was preparing for takeoff when the incident occurred, according to Japanese media reports.