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ikolkyo
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AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:50 pm

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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:51 pm

.... Ok.... Where are the picture?
Whatever
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:52 pm

Is AA 767 operating flight 383 to MIA. Apparently aborted the takeoff
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:52 pm

FriscoHeavy wrote:
.... Ok.... Where are the picture?


Fixed.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:52 pm

It's AAL383 to MIA, N345AN (B763).
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:52 pm

As per the FAA it was AA383... supposedly it is a 763 with a blown tire(s?) on takeoff that led to a successful evacuation. No injuries reported thus far.

Edited: Now they are updating to report as many as 5 ambulances have been dispatched for injured passengers.

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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:55 pm

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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:57 pm

twitter -
@cmmitchell4 is live tweeting about it
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:57 pm

Is it me or is a large portion of the right wing burned down? Explains all of that smoke.

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https://twitter.com/ABC7Chicago/status/ ... 9427431424
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:58 pm

Video of the aircraft on fire, very scary.

https://twitter.com/pzf/status/792092793204334592
 
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Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:59 pm

 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:00 pm

Looks like it's missing the outboard section of the right wing? Looks like it collapsed. Must have been a hell of a fire.
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:02 pm

New report coming in that the engine caught fire...possibly from it ingesting fragments of the tire? More to come...
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:03 pm

Some people in that exchange of tweets are saying that it's just an airport fire drill. Is this true; doesn't seem to ring true, given the amount of smoke!
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:05 pm

The airport was apparently having a fire drill simultaneously. There are pictures on Twitter of the fire drill as well.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:05 pm

The aft slide flipping around in the wind looks like trouble. Hopefully no one was on it when that happened.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:08 pm

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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:09 pm

Everybody ok? Then good job of the cabin crew to get everybody out in time.

The jet looks relatively in tact, after seeing the pictures with the thick black smoke.
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:12 pm

Right wing looks molten and bend down to the runway
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:15 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Everybody ok? Then good job of the cabin crew to get everybody out in time.

The jet looks relatively in tact, after seeing the pictures with the thick black smoke.


They are showing video of the jet with the outer third of the wing scorched and drooping down till it touches the runway. The back end of the plan is also scorched....
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:15 pm

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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:15 pm

That live video,holy crap. The entire aft-right side of the aircraft looks severely burnt. Was this aircraft taking off or is this a similar incident to the Dyanmic Air 76 in FLL last year, which was taxiing when the engine caught fire?
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:16 pm

FAA has issued a national ground stop for ORD due all ARFF resources committed to incident.

Going to be a big mess for many people.
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:16 pm

Tail number N345AN according to FR24. That pic of the wing is crazy!! No serious injuries reported, great job by the crew!
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:19 pm

It will buff out.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:20 pm

Just looking at Flightradar now and it seems to be operational?

Looks like N345AN is a total loss. One of the newer ones too - delivered in 2003. Still, most important thing is, no injuries or fatalities.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:20 pm

oh great .... so UA's flight ops are also affected by what happened to AA .....
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:21 pm

Soo...........

...is it a write-off?

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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:22 pm

kaitak wrote:
. Still, most important thing is, no injuries or fatalities.


Absolutely....this could have been catastrophic if they became airborne.
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:22 pm

This is now the second 767 to have had a fire during takeoff taxi the other being the Dynamic Airlines 67 at Fort Lauderdale.

I wonder if these incidents are related, other than the obvious (both occurred involving a 67)

Then of course there was the BA 777 at LAS as well
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:22 pm

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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:24 pm

Well, that's one bird that will never fly again.
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:24 pm

a380787 wrote:
oh great .... so UA's flight ops are also affected by what happened to AA .....

What a stupid ignorant comment! Unbelievable....
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:26 pm

If I've ever seen a write off, this is it
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:26 pm

Is it just me but the passengers seem to be walking so casually and on their cell phone? I would be running if I was in that situation.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:26 pm

N345AN was 13 years old, so quite young for a 767-300. Incredible images above of the melted wing, that's really great work from the crew to evacuate it so quickly.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... n-Airlines
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:28 pm

EIBoston wrote:
What a stupid ignorant comment! Unbelievable....


I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision. ORD has a total of 8 runways and yet FAA needs a full ground stop because of what happened on one of them ?
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:33 pm

a380787 wrote:

I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision. ORD has a total of 8 runways and yet FAA needs a full ground stop because of what happened on one of them ?



Yes, because all the fire fighting manpower and equipment is deployed to this incident. No fire crew in reserve = No ground or air ops until fire crews are released from the current incident.

Simple really.
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:33 pm

a380787 wrote:
EIBoston wrote:
What a stupid ignorant comment! Unbelievable....


I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision. ORD has a total of 8 runways and yet FAA needs a full ground stop because of what happened on one of them ?


Airport's emergency resources were tied up. If, by some twist of fate, another plane caught fire on takeoff or landing, they wouldn't be able to respond.
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:34 pm

The FAA has probably restricted flow into ORD because the airport fire services are committed to the current incident and cannot provide sufficient cover for any other possible incidents on the airfield.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:34 pm

a380787 wrote:
EIBoston wrote:
What a stupid ignorant comment! Unbelievable....

I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision. ORD has a total of 8 runways and yet FAA needs a full ground stop because of what happened on one of them ?


You can't run an airport without adequate ARFF coverage.
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:34 pm

a380787 wrote:
EIBoston wrote:
What a stupid ignorant comment! Unbelievable....


I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision. ORD has a total of 8 runways and yet FAA needs a full ground stop because of what happened on one of them ?

If you would have bothered to read a comment above that mentioned all the airports ARFF was committed to the accident, leaving none if anything else were to happen.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:34 pm

a380787 wrote:
EIBoston wrote:
What a stupid ignorant comment! Unbelievable....


I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision. ORD has a total of 8 runways and yet FAA needs a full ground stop because of what happened on one of them ?


Yes. All fire-fighting equipment and personnel are involved in a still-dangerous situation (recently-burning aircraft full of fuel). Therefore, no aircraft can move because there would be no resources in case of a second incident. This is standard procedure, and it's one of the reasons the air transport system is so safe.

When the danger is past, the FAA will allow O'Hare to work again, and people will eventually get where they need to go, even on UA.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:35 pm

a380787 wrote:
EIBoston wrote:
What a stupid ignorant comment! Unbelievable....


I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision. ORD has a total of 8 runways and yet FAA needs a full ground stop because of what happened on one of them ?


When your emergency response crews are all occupied, you don't want to raise the odds (however small) that another incident could occur and not have the resources you need to handle that situation. Makes sense to ground stop at origin until you can figure out runway configurations, and release some resources. Also have to consider that the wind at ORD is going to be picking up later today >20kts.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:36 pm

LAXintl wrote:
FAA has issued a national ground stop for ORD due all ARFF resources committed to incident.

Going to be a big mess for many people.


Cue a parade of diversions to MDW, MKE, STL, and other nearby airports.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:36 pm

a380787 wrote:
EIBoston wrote:
What a stupid ignorant comment! Unbelievable....


I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision. ORD has a total of 8 runways and yet FAA needs a full ground stop because of what happened on one of them ?


Because the airport fire and rescue service was fully committed and thus unable to provide coverage for the rest of the airport. It's quite simple really.

This a major incident, we should just be thankful that everyone got off ok.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:38 pm

To add insult to the injury, I don't see a mention anywhere on AA.com's front page regarding the incident.
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:39 pm

American Airlines reporting it was caused by an engine issue.
American Airlines flight 383, a Boeing 767 bound for Miami (MIA), aborted takeoff at Chicago O'Hare (ORD) due to an engine-related issue. The 161 passengers and nine crew members deplaned on the runway, and buses are en route to pick up the passengers and bring them back to the terminal.

http://news.aa.com/home/default.aspx
 
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Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:40 pm

hOMSaR wrote:
Soo...........

...is it a write-off?

(wish we still had the tomato-throwing smiley)

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