12/12/2013 14:03 EST | Updated 02/11/2014 05:59 EST

Air Canada plane engine catches fire en route to Vancouver

An Air Canada Jazz flight from Nanaimo to Vancouver was forced to turn around Thursday morning, after a fire broke out in its engine.

Passengers say the fire started just after takeoff, but the plane returned to Nanaimo airport safely and no one was injured.

There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.

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