Tekelbery From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 897 times:
This afternoon, I heard on one of our local TV stations that a Midwest Express flight from Milwaukee to Unkonwn had an engine fire and declared an emergency. They were brought back to Milwaukee without incident. The plane looked like an MD-80 from what I could see. No more info on flight number or the destination. Just thought I would let you all know!
Tekelbery From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 816 times:
UPDATE- It was flight 5 to LGA NOT EWR. This is the second MD 80 problem for MidEx since last weekend when in Los Vegas passengers smelled an acid on board. This has nothing to do with this incident and a different aircraft. They never figured out what caused the acid smell and that aircraft is now back in service. The aircraft that had the fire today will not be back into service until the NTSB comes over and sees what happened and has a report.
Cre From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 767 times:
Yep, I stand corrected, it was to LGA! Actually just watched ch. 12 and they had video of the aircraft losing the engine from a stationary camera on a building roof along layton avenue looking south over 19R. It showed the aircraft starting its takeoff roll and about 7-10 seconds a puff a smoke from the left engine followed by a quick flame and a part shooting from it. Try to catch it if you can.