BA flight on fire at LAS runway

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  1. 700UW

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    Early reports it was a rejected takeoff due to engine failure, but no confirmation.
     
    Looks like a gear fire.
     
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    glad no one was hurt    pilots later told pax catastrophic failure of one of the engines
     
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    Bravo to the crew for getting the passengers evacuated safely and quickly!
     
    By the way, did anyone notice in one of the pictures, passengers walking down the runway carrying their bags?  Never fails that there is at least one who refuses to follow instructions.  Of course, it would not be his fault if his bag punctured the slide causing it to be unusable, now would it?
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Ecr5h_Y-M
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvA5X1anaH4
     
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    It was a successful evacuation. No fatalities. There is one thing I see in the photos that troubles me. The left engine was on fire. At some point someone opened the L1 door with a slide deployed. I know flight crews are trained in fire situations not to open a door and deploy a slide near a fire. I wonder if a pax opened the door in a panic situation. Another point I always make to my family and friends when traveling. Always wear protective foot wear. In these situations flip flops and beach sandals are almost guaranteed to come off or your going to get stepped on.
     
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    They keep saying left engin fire but in the pics 700 provided it appears theres a huge hole in fuselage and fire burn marks on right side as well as left inboard leading edge slats that had to be one hell of an intense fire
     
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    They didnt open 3L where the fire was more intense according to reports.
     
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    I agree that they should be hit with a shoe, but I'm also honest enough to admit that I'd probably try & grab mine on the way out...
     
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    Not me. That is why any things that are critical, such as medications, that 'have' to be taken at regular intervals, go in my pocket prior to departure. The rest of my 'stuff' will be left behind. I will be the guy kicking you out of the way as you try and grab your bags.

    As a result of investigating incidents/accidents, I have seen how that behavior (grabbing stuff on evacuation) is a risk and causal factor in injury and/or death in similar events.
     
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    I know-and agree. I do the same things, and also count the rows (both ways) to the nearest exit (thanks, ASSIST class!).

    I'm just saying I wouldn't put it past myself to make a reflexive grab.
     
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    Any techs in LAS have a look at the GE90... Last time I've seen this happen was when a HPT wheel let loose and severed all the controls and fuel system on the engine and wing..
     
    Thats not a hole on the fuselage, its melted fairings from the intense heat of fuel spraying on it from the engine and igniting..
     

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