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VN 777 Engine Catches Fire After Landing @NRT  
User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 519 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5970 times:

Fortunately it happened after the landing, whit the pax already disembarked!

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."

The aircraft was on Flight 950 from Ho Chi Minh.


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5965 times:

Thank god all passengers and crewmember were off the plane already.
And the fire fighters were quick as well  thumbsup 

WILCO737 (MD11F)

User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5950 times:

Here below a link to the Italian news Website "La Repubblica" with a short video of this incident:


Another video is here: http://news.tbs.co.jp/asx/news3911971_12.asx

[Edited 2008-07-30 03:40:04]

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6290 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5778 times:

17 fire trucks? How on earth do you FIT that many around a 777 ON STAND????
Musta been a slow day.

User currently offlineAndrewtang From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 466 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5589 times:

No idea of the actual reg but as seen on the news, the engine is a Pratt & Whittney.

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