Aviation Photo #1068806 Boeing 767-223/ER - American Airlines

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Parked inside a hangar at LAX following a spectacular engine failure and fire while conducting an engine test on June 2, 2006. Look at the flap just to the left of the engine mount and you can see how warped the flap became from the extreme heat. Funny though, the aircraft rests on brand new tires.
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    Michael Carter
    American Airlines
    Boeing 767-223/ER
    Boeing 767-200
    Boeing 767-200
    Boeing
    22330
    166
    N330AA
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    June 15, 2006
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Comments (25)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!! 5 Stars glad it was a test I presume no one was hert. I hope not.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Not everyday you see a charred Seven-Six! Excellent shot!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What will aa do with the aircraft???
Anonymous
11 years ago
So are they repairing it?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Er whether she will be a write off? This shot makes me think it is not as bad as we all thought.

Jay UK
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome photo i was very curios to see what this bird would look like after the fire great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW!!!more dirty than air france aircrafts!!!well done!!!...I'm joking of course...it's sad to see this beauty in this condition...good luck for repair and I hope she'll fly again as soon as possible!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a mess. It's so fortunate it happened on the ground, during testing. I'm flying American from Dallas/ Fort Worth to Montevideo in Nov this year,
on a 767, so I feel relieved that this failure is behind them. I've had a few flights on American and enjoyed them all. I even get to fly from San Fransisco to St Louis, on my favourite narrowbody Boeing, a 757. You beauty!! Have you got any good shots of an American 757 at SFO Michael? We hardly ever see a 757 in Oz, which is a real shame.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hey, great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks really sad. That will be an expensive flap to replace. Good thing no one was hurt and the rest of the plane is still intact.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It almost looks like the panels just behind 2L started to warp from the fire. What a shame because it looks like after all the effort to get this A/C back into service it will now be W/O. I would be surprised if AA repairs this one with all the 762's they have been parking in the bone yards recently.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I imagine that the quality of tyres means that aircraft will soon be back at work again :-)) ?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Pity... Now it just looks fit for fire training!
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW!!! What a major damage on the fuselage, hope they will be able to repair it!! Great shot Michael!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a contrast on this 767-223/ER
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing! i've never heard about how to cook an airplane!
Anonymous
11 years ago
New tires were put on so the aircraft could be moved. the old ones were mush. excellent photo. unfortunately this old beauty will be written-off.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now we all can really see what the extent of the damage was! Its still a beautiful plane. Hope it will fly again.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very intriguing! It kinda looks how I felt when I broke my arm. Lets hope this beautiful bird lives to Fly Another Day! ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Jesus Christ! The back of it is char-broiled!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Poor 762! They should repair it. they already put the tires on it might as well finish the job.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Unfortunately, after 2.5 years, she is being scrapped now at LAX, as of 9 november '08.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What happened to it??? The back of it is DESTROYED!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The 767 was undergoing a high-power run when the #1 engine had a HPT failure. The HPT let go and ended up puncturing the left wing, #1 engine, and peppered the fuselage. The L/H wing punctures went through to the fuel cells and caused an aircraft fire to erupt. One section of the turbine disk exited the engine and sliced through the air conditioning bay, lodging itself in the outboard side of the #2 engine. Two days later, another 18 inch piece of the turbine was found about half a mile from the site of the explosion.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Sad that it never graced the skys again, so much history scrapped, always makes me sad to see planes like this..

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