A300AA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 395 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6766 times:
As the 777 began its taxi out, the right engine of flight 908 bound to MIA catch fire, immediately the cockpit crew were advised and the cabin crew in seconds evacuate the aircraft . Nobody was injured.
Anybody from EZE who can give us more information?
AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3527 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6514 times:
Old news. Happened March 11. Excerpts of an information file to AA pilots:
AA908 experienced a fuel nozzle failure on the right engine that caused a fire resulting in an aborted takeoff and a successful evacuation of 206 passengers and 14 crew. A few passengers suffered minor injuries.
The Captain initiated the abort at approximately 110KIAS.
The passengers were reported calm throughout the evacuation.
The passengers were off the aircraft by the time the cockpit crew opened the cockpit door to exit the aircraft.
The CA exited door 4L after walking through the cabin to ensure it was clear.
[photo captions --no I can't post the pics]
* Fuel line that was connected to missing nozzle.
* Nozzle found on the runway covered in foam.
* Combustion chamber showing missing fuel nozzle.
(lots of "torn" metal)
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