Aviation Photo #1059746 Boeing 767-223/ER - American Airlines

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12:33:14. Explosion and fire at LAX airport. Firemen extinguished the fire in only two minutes and with nobody injured. [Canon 20D + Canon 50-500]
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    Gustavo Bertran - Iberian Spotters
    American Airlines
    Boeing 767-223/ER
    Boeing 767-200
    Boeing 767-200
    Boeing
    22330
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    N330AA
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    June 2, 2006
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Comments (19)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Bird Bath?
Anonymous
11 years ago
It´s very very nice photo. For me it´s the best photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
OOPS!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very unlucky .
Anonymous
11 years ago
There's an FAA investigation now, because fan parts from the turbine punctured the other side of the plane, which by design isn't supposed to happen. Parts are supposed to be contained inside an engine during explosion. Great capture of the moment!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh yes
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think that the truth is that this lady won't fly anymore...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Another big hand for the firefighters. They are spraying the plane with AFFF (Aqueous Fire Fighting Foam).
Anonymous
11 years ago
Were there any passengers on board?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Do I see American flags on those firetrucks? My God...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Is this 737-400 frozen?! where is this?! wicked dude!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great everybody is alright! T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is a lot of water!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awsom look how white the airplain has got
Anonymous
11 years ago
First photo: Mr. Bertrán caught the a/c within the first minute or two; notice how the cloud of smoke was still low.
Second photo: The work of the firefighters is clearly visible; heavy foam in the fire zone, as well as the rest of the fuselage.

To add to some of the comments: Word around LAX is that a/c may not fly again; debris thrown across two taxiways and two runways, coming to rest at perimeter fence; spilled 10,000 gallons of fuel, all of it was contained in clarifier (no fish were harmed).
Anonymous
10 years ago
I was the driver of the crash truck that put the fire out. Due to the rapid extinquishment time the photographer must have had lightning relexes to get this shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
My dad was the pilot for this 767 the day before. he told me the left engine would not go to full power during a step climb enroute. I guess the engine exploded the next day on a maintence run-up.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Heuh, dramatic /:

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Anonymous
8 years ago
AA gifts a 767 as a test burn for LAXFD...very kind of them, but a bit expensive.

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