“The safety of our customers and crew is always our priority,” a British Airways spokesman said. “All customers have been provided with hotel accommodation, and our colleagues are helping them with anything further they require.” Jacob Steinberg, a Guardian sports reporter who was on the flight, said the captain told passengers there had been a “catastrophic” engine failure. “Just evacuated on a British Airways flight at Las Vegas airport after an engine caught fire. Dont think anyone hurt, he tweeted. “Was asleep as the plane took off. Came to a crashing halt. Smell of smoke. Initially told to stay seated, then shout of evacuate. “Could smell and see smoke but was on other side of plane. One person said fire melted a couple of windows. “They opened the back door and slide went down and smoke started coming in plane, followed by mad dash to front. A lot of panic.” PTI HSR NSA
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits the Manchester United “dressing room is bouncing” after seeing a Romelu Lukaku brace secure a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Southampton.The Red Devils headed into a home date with the Saints on Saturday boasting an unbeaten Premier League record under their interim boss.At times it appeared as though Solskjaer could suffer just the second setback of his reign at Old Trafford, with the visitors taking the lead and putting in a spirited showing. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! United, though, have rediscovered their fighting spirit in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s departure and dug deep to claim a priceless three points which has lifted them back into the top four.Solskjaer told BBC Sport: “It was one of those games, it had everything.“It was an open game and they came here to beat us. We should have been 1-0, 2-0 up in the first five minutes.“They settled down and scored with two unbelievable strikes. My team did fantastic and the boys did great in the second half.“The dressing room is bouncing at the moment.”Lukaku, who started alongside the fit-again Marcus Rashford, netted a match-winning double for United.Andreas Pereira also recorded his first Premier League goal as the buoyant Red Devils left it late but clawed their way over the line – with Paul Pogba even able to miss a stoppage-time penalty.“The belief is there, they have gone so long without losing games [domestically] and are raring to go,” Solskjaer said of a side that are 12 games without defeat in the English top flight.“They want to get on the ball and the confidence is high. They were class finishes from Romelu Lukaku and I am so pleased for Andreas Pereira.“Rom is a goalscorer, he keeps practising every single day and has quality.“When we changed to two up front that helped him as well. We had some great play at times, 3-2 we did it the hard way. That’s why we are turning grey.”United will need to find an attacking spark again in their next outing, as attention switches to European competition.They currently trail Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 in their Champions League last-16 encounter, with the second leg of that tie due to be staged in the French capital on Wednesday.Solskjaer has already conceded that the Red Devils have a mountain to climb in order to reach the quarter-finals, but claims confidence is high heading into the toughest of continental tests.He said: “We have done fantastically well away from home but we go to PSG with the belief, we have nothing to lose.“We will give it a go. This club has done so many great comebacks, the tie is not done.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.