763 catches fire at ORD; everyone evacuated, several minor injuries

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  1. FWAAA

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  2. lpbrian

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    Looks like it's A/C #345 a newer airframe.
     
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    Yep. Hearing there was a #3 brake change last night in RDU.
     
  4. lpbrian

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    Looks like the frame is a write off.
     
  5. dvlhog212

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    Yep, that thing is done.
     
  6. Rogallo

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    That is correct.
    Looks like more then a brake fire though.
     
  7. dvlhog212

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    Yeah for sure. I was wondering if the anti skid transducer was messed with. Contributing to the incident. Still, that's a bunch of fire!
     
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    Chicago TV news was reporting that it was either a brake fire or an engine fire. In the video of the evacuation I am happy to report that we were not short of self-centered passengers who took their bags down the slide with them. No thought whatsoever of other passengers still on the plane if their bag should puncture the slide--especially since only the evacuation slides on a/c left could be used because the fire on a/c right was too intense. (Not judgin. Just sayin.)

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/crews-respond-to-plane-fire-at-ohare-/1577882/
     
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    Nice job by the crew getting everyone out safely. Bravozulu!
     
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    APFA (American flight attendants' union) is reporting the incident as an engine fire. However, correction to my previous post...according to APFA some of the a/c right slides were used.
     
  11. bigjets

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    Who does CF6 OH?
     
  12. Rogallo

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    Reported at first as turbine failure then changed to aborted takeoff pending investigation.
     
  13. Glenn Quagmire

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    IMHO, looks like an uncontained engine failure. the entire outer wing wing melted down.

    Great that the crew aborted. had that been an airborne incident it could have been different.
     
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  14. FWAAA

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    Something that looked like part of a turbine disk crashed into a UPS facility, so you're probably correct:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-plane-fire-ohare-20161028-story.html
     
  15. La Li Lu Le Lo

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    So why do you suppose the engine failed?
     
  16. DallasConehead

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    I recall a 76 out in LA a few years back that burned up too. Un-contained turbine disk fail ruptured the fuel tank and caught the thing on fire.
     
  17. dvlhog212

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    Too many possibilities to even speculate.
     
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    Yep, I remember that one too. -200 if I remember correctly. Let go during an engine run.
     
  19. blue collar

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    Us air also had a turbine disk let go back in late 90s or early 2000s in PHL if I remember right. That was a 767-200.
     
  20. DallasConehead

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    Which engine is on it? AA's are the GE CF6.
     

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