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UPDATE: Sangster Airport reopened following Delta Airlines fire on runway

Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 10:07 PM
Passengers getting off the Delta flight using emergency exits following the fire on board.

The runway at the Sangster International Airport has now been reopened following a fire on board Delta Airlines flight 304 Monday afternoon .

The runway was reopened approximately 6:15 pm – three hours after it was closed.

The runway was closed, after the flight crew of the Boeing 737 aircraft reported a fire warning indication from its cargo bay, as the aircraft taxiing for take-off.

It is reported that the 160 passengers and six crew members were safely evacuated. 

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority says investigators from its Flight Safety Division are probing the incident.