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BA 777 Fire - LAS



Admin Posted by nighthawk on 09 September 2015 - 09:47:37
260 posts, 155 aircraft seen at 18 airports. Local Airport: CAX

A British Airways 777-200 (G-VIIO) suffered an engine fire this morning and aborted takeoff from Las Vegas. All on-board were able to evacuate without injury.

I wonder if this will be a hull loss? We went a good few years without a 777 hull loss, now we've had a few in the last few years!

Posted by Dougiehd on 09 September 2015 - 18:42:19
272 posts, 11821 aircraft seen at 135 airports. Local Airport: ALA

There's a photo post fire on aviation-safety.net from Twitter - it rather looks like it will be a hull loss.

https://twitter.com/starflyergold/status/641498801035980800/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

By all accounts I've seen so far, it sounds like the crew did a fine job.

Admin Posted by nighthawk on 10 September 2015 - 09:45:57
260 posts, 155 aircraft seen at 18 airports. Local Airport: CAX

yep, it's a bit of a mess! Uncontained engine failure, which punctured the fuel tank. Could have been a lot worse, but I'd say that's going to be scrapped now.

Everyone did a fine job - 5 minutes from aborting takeoff to having the aircraft fully evacuated and the fire extinguished!

Data Editor Posted by DT on 13 September 2015 - 23:48:34
844 posts, 19395 aircraft seen at 98 airports. Local Airport: DUS

I have changed the status of the airframe to write-off.

Dennis




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