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  • BA777 Fire KLAS

    Just saw on CNN, nothing a avherald yet.

    2 injuries reported

  • #2
    Pictures @ the link.

    http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/inci...nvolving-plane

    Video @ this link.

    https://twitter.com/SuaveCastro/stat...753984/video/1

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    • #3
      Flight is BA2276 and the registry appears to be G-VIIO.

      Pop the slides and get the heck off. Thank God everyone did.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Ecr5h_Y-M

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COa1sQaUsAAd0sd.jpg:large

      Some news report say an aborted/rejected take off with some reporting that people on the ramp heard some loud noise come from one of the engines so perhaps anything from a compressor stall to a surge, to a fan blade(s) flying off.

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      • #4
        *Sigh*

        As usual, people had to stop and get their carry on luggage. One of these days, people are going to die because of that.

        https://twitter.com/DomworthNo1/stat...01647059472385

        If you look @ the end of the video, you can see the left engine is mangled.

        It looks like a major uncontained engine failure.

        And is that a drone hovering at the very end of the video?

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        • #5
          ATC audio already online.

          https://clyp.it/jrvdzhrw

          Pilot stayed pretty dang calm; not sure I would have.

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=B757300;633806]

            ...................................And is that a drone hovering at the very end of the video?[/QUOTE

            If it is a drone perhaps it will turn out that it is a useful tool for the fire/emergency team.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by B757300 View Post
              Some news report say an aborted/rejected take off with some reporting that people on the ramp heard some loud noise come from one of the engines so perhaps anything from a compressor stall to a surge, to a fan blade(s) flying off.
              Definitely uncontained : / You can bet something departed that engine. Maybe a severed fuel line too. If you look closely at the video a large dust cloud is blowing away from the plane. It appears that thrust was still up on one for a bit after the rejection. This could happen if the afflicted engine FADEC is cut off from the cockpit (as it did on the A380 uncontained incident).

              It looks like they did a great job getting everyone off. Nobody seems to have opened the near wing exits, thank god.

              Also, you can see from the smoke plume on the video that the fire didn't break out until the plane was stopped.

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              • #8
                I wonder if the engine sucked up something that didn't agree with it. Wouldn't be the first time FOD caused severe damage to an aircraft on takeoff.

                Given how long the GE90 has been in service, one would think that any major flaws would have cropped up already.

                Then again United 232 was using a proven, established engine, but just one with a manufacturing defect.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by B757300 View Post
                  I wonder if the engine sucked up something that didn't agree with it. Wouldn't be the first time FOD caused severe damage to an aircraft on takeoff.

                  Given how long the GE90 has been in service, one would think that any major flaws would have cropped up already.

                  Then again United 232 was using a proven, established engine, but just one with a manufacturing defect.
                  A bit of lax maintenance can bring down the most proven engines...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Evan View Post
                    A bit of lax maintenance can bring down the most proven engines...
                    Quite true, but one would hope that BA is not guilty of that.

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                    • #11
                      I suppose another possibility is a fuel leak (severed fuel line/connection?) onto very hot brakes and no uncontained engine failure...

                      Possibly debris kicked up from the runway and severed a fuel tank or line... or a burst tire fragment... and not the engine.

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                      • #12
                        These scene reminds me of the British Airtours 732 that caught fire decades ago.

                        Thankfully this time with a very different outcome

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                        • #13
                          Another video angle... left mains seem to be intact and it appears that the #1 nacelle is damaged on the inboard side, so appears to be uncontained engine failure.

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                          • #14
                            Very glad to hear all on board escaped.

                            G-VIIO with BA since Jan 1999. CAA database shows that acft had 76,618h as at 31/12/13, so current hours likely to be around the 83k mark.

                            Sadly, doesn't look like 'VIIO will be flying again.

                            http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.p...6944943&nseq=5

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                            • #15
                              In all likelihood, she's a write off.

                              Looks like the fire burned through and into the fuselage. Looks like the entire bottom of the engine (and the inboard side as well based on other images) is shredded. The engine seems to have just spun itself apart.

                              http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2...-airport#img-2

                              It's up to 14 in the hospital, but none reported as life threatening. Most if not all are probably from going down the slides.

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