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15 Injured When JetBlue Flight from Long Beach Lands in Sacramento

A JetBlue plane makes an emergency landing at LAX in 2005 | Photo by bcmacsac1 via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr
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A hard landing that blew four tires and caused a fire left 15 passengers injured this afternoon when a JetBlue flight from Long Beach landed in Sacramento. The Airbus A320 landed shortly before 1 p.m. when the fire -- caused by the brakes, according to initial reports -- broke out. Crew members deployed the emergency slides to evacuate passengers, reported CBS News. "We were then told to start evacuating very abruptly, you know 'Get out! Get out! Get out!'" a passenger told the news outlet. "I looked back under the plane, and it was on fire, and all four tires were out."

The fire was quickly put out and 15 people were injured, which Jet Blue says were all minor. Flight 262 was carrying 86 passengers and five crew members.