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MetroJet Flight Aborts Takeoff at RDU

Posted April 18, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT

— AMetroJet737 flight leavingRaleigh-Durham Internationalwas aborted just before take-off Monday afternoon.

Flight 2784 was into its take-off roll when it lost one of its two engines. Once the crew had the plane stopped, all 98 people onboard escaped through the window exits.

Three people were taken to the hospital with leg, back, or neck injuries.

The plane was bound for Washington DC.