Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12 Posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1130 times:
I've heard repeated stories of airliners making emergency landings with engines on fire, or having an engine fire on take-off and having to extinguish it and return to the airport. Can anyone say, what is the danger to an aircraft in the event of an engine fire, and what is the extent of the damage caused by engine fires? Does anyone know what types of fires are most common? I've seen pictures and films of airliner engines with flames shooting out the back, and wonder what causes this.