A Dynamic Airways Boeing 767-200, registration N251MY performing flight 2D-405 from Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA) to Caracas (Venezuela), was taxiing for departure holding short of Fort Lauderdale’s runway 28R after contacting tower, when the crew of another aircraft advised there was a massive fuel leak from the left hand engine (JT9D), the 767 crew acknowledged and requested to return to the ramp, when the other crew alerted the engine was now on fire. The 767 was evacuated via slides, emergency services responded and put the fire out using foam reporting the fire was out 7 minutes after the other crew had alerted of the engine fire. There are no reports of injuries, the 767 received substantial damage.
Airport Operations reported a large, very smelly puddle of fuel at taxiway T4 about 700 meters/2300 feet prior to the holding point runway 28R.
Runway 28R was closed, all operations of the airport were switched to runway 28L.
The Aviation Herald
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – An Allegiant Air plane engine caught fire Sunday afternoon at McCarran International Airport.
Around 1:20 p.m., Flight 516 was departing to Fresno, Calif., when officials reported a right engine fire while on the ground.
The flight was scheduled to leave at 12:55 p.m. with 160 passengers and six crew members. During the takeoff, Allegiant officials reported there were indications of a mechanical issue and the captain aborted the takeoff. Officials are continuing to investigate the issue.
Passengers were bussed to the terminal for another flight that was expected to leave at 4:05 p.m..
A British Airways engine caught fire last month as it was departing from McCarran. 27 people were injured, mostly minor.
ABC 13 Action News
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KFSN) —
Authorities are investigating reports of an engine fire on a flight to Fresno.
Passenger Mike Scott captured the video on the tarmac at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
The video shows fire crews spraying water on the Allegiant Airlines jet while a flight attendant gives evacuation instructions on the intercom.
The Clark County Fire Department says a small fire was noticed in the engine compartment, but Allegiant is only calling it a mechanical issue.
Passengers were escorted off the plane and put on buses to the terminal for another flight.
We’re told they also received $50 vouchers.
No one was injured during this incident.
A Jet2.com Boeing 737-300, registration G-CELD performing flight LS-804 from Barcelona,SP (Spain) to Manchester,EN (UK) with 144 passengers, was on approach to Manchester’s runway 23R when the left hand engine (CFM56) ingested a bird and suffered repeated compressor stalls. The crew went around from about 1200 feet and entered a hold shutting the engine down, positioned for another approach and landed safely about 20 minutes later.
Ground observers reported the engine was emitting unusual noise, repeated thuds, smoke and streaks of flame were emitted from the engine.
The Aviation Herald
A passenger plane has landed safely at Manchester Airport after flames were reportedly seen coming from an engine.
Passengers said they heard a banging sound as the Jet2 aircraft prepared to land and were were then told to brace for impact.
The flight from Barcelona with 144 people on board, landed 30 minutes late at 14:40 BST.
The pilot called for assistance citing a “technical indication”, the company said.
Passenger Rowan Franks said: “There was a large banging from the engine and vibrations throughout the aircraft and then we could see some flames coming from behind the engine.
“The pilot told us to get into the brace position. I was trying to keep calm and keep my girlfriend calm.
“There were a few panicked faces around and few tears here and there.”
Another holidaymaker Laura Benson said: “There was quite a lot of banging when we were flying, the captain came on saying he wasn’t sure what was happening.
“We were circling for about half an hour. He said we were going to try to land. The crew were going up and down telling us how to get into brace position.
“Everything just flashed before you. We were obviously panicking but (the pilot) sounded calm which was quite reassuring.
“I’m still shaking. I’m happy to be here and my dad is happy he’s got his brandy so it’s fine.”