US & Canada

Passenger jet lands safely after reports of fire on wing

Control tower at John F Kennedy airport, file pic
Image caption Emergency crews were sent to New York's JFK airport to wait for the plane

A US passenger jet bound for Moscow has returned safely to a New York airport after reports its wing had caught fire.

The Delta Airlines Boeing 767 dumped fuel and turned back to John F Kennedy Airport after reports of engine trouble soon after take-off.

Emergency crews were sent to the airport to wait for the plane - which had 200 passengers on board - to land.

A fire official said there were no signs of fire once the plane landed, and no injuries were reported.

The jet landed at JFK airport at 1750 (2250 GMT).

A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said the incident was being investigated.