54 Passengers Evacuated From Plane After Engine Catches Fire During Takeoff

Fifty-four passengers were evacuated from a plane at Baton Rouge Metro Airport after the right engine caught on fire while the plane was taxiing for takeoff.

Airport spokesman Ronnie Pickard says no one on Delta Flight 4320 to Atlanta was injured Sunday.

Pickard says the regional jet was taxiing from the gate for about three minutes when the right engine blew out and caught on fire.

Delta ferried another plane in from another airport and was able to fly the passengers on to Atlanta.