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Smoking US plane closes Guatemala airport

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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Officials say they closed Guatemala City's main airport for an hour after smoke from the engine of an Atlanta-bound jetliner brought out firefighters.

Civil Aviation spokesman Oscar Estrada says firefighters sprayed chemical foam on the engine to avert a possible fire Saturday. He says the Delta Airlines plane was carrying about 150 people, all of whom were evacuated safely.

The airport was closed for an hour to clean up the runway.

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