A terrible way for British Airways to end 2005: Five minutes after taking off, a 747's engine caught fire and had to return to JFK last night. Air traffic controllers actually saw the fire and called firefighters, but the pilot extinguished the fire himself (special chemicals!). Some people in the area saw the fire at the end of the plane!
While no one was hurt, the passengers were totally freaked out. This woman told WABC 7, "The plane just stopped, and we see the fire, and I really don't want to get on any plane anymore." However, most people were taking a flight this morning to London.