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Discussion in 'Foreign Airlines' started by 700UW, Sep 8, 2015.
Early reports it was a rejected takeoff due to engine failure, but no confirmation.
Looks like a gear fire.
Glad everyone got out safely; some early reports of a couple of minor injuries:
Only 159 passengers on a 275 seat 772? That's a light load.
glad no one was hurt pilots later told pax catastrophic failure of one of the engines
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?
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.
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
They didnt open 3L where the fire was more intense according to reports.
I first heard of this from my co-workers from LAS,
Thanks, Mike and Julie for the pics.
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