Concorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
Reported in BBC News Online:
Aircraft: BAe Avro RJ 100
Route: EDI - LCY
On Board: 86 (not sure pax/crew)
"Passengers on board a flight from Edinburgh to London City Airport had to make an emergency exit following a suspected engine fire. One passenger reported seeing flames shooting out of an engine on the aircraft as it prepared for take-off on Wednesday morning.
The 0800 GMT CitiExpress flight to London had been taxiing to the main runway at Edinburgh for take off when the emergency happened.
Businessman Alasdair Morton said there was a power failure in the middle of the pre-flight safety briefing.
"As it came back on the second time I noticed some flames coming from the right hand engine," he said.
Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2083 times:
Well, He said this "When we got down the chute there was no-one there to take us further away from the plane.
I suppose that was a bit of a risk, lots of passengers within 20m of a plane which had a report of engine on fire."
What was he expecting ?, the plane had only just stopped. The cabin crew stay on to make sure everyone gets off, and the pilots were probably in the flightdeck shutting everything down.
Well, there have been a few problems with BA and engines, but it's either bad maintenance, or bad luck, I hope it's the later.
P.S-Before you flame me, I wasn't saying that bad maintenance was the cause.
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