777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 517 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5314 times:
Fortunately it happened after the landing, whit the pax already disembarked!
Quote: Vietnam Airlines jet engine catches fire after landing at Narita Airport
Firefighters spray fire retardant foam at the Vietnam Airlines jet engine that caught fire at Narita Airport on Wednesday.NARITA -- An engine on a Vietnam Airlines jet caught fire after the plane arrived at Narita Airport on Wednesday morning, government officials said.
None of the 277 passengers and crewmembers on board was injured as they had already disembarked by the time the fire started. The local office of the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry is investigating the cause of the fire.
At around 7:40 a.m., an air traffic controller at Narita Airport noticed smoke coming out of one of the two engines on a Vietnam Airlines Boeing 777-200 that was taxiing toward a gate after landing.
The engine caught fire at around 8:30 a.m. after all the passengers had disembarked at the gate. Seventeen fire engines were mobilized to extinguish the blaze.
Ministry inspectors suspect that fuel had leaked and began to smoke after it became heated.
"There was nothing unusual in the cabin," said Michio Kasai, 49, a passenger aboard who operates a restaurant in Vietnam. "A cabin attendant repeated, 'Please disembark quickly,' but didn't say that smoke was coming out."