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B6 A321 Evacuated In SJU?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:22 am
by jetjack74
Any info on a JetBlue A321 that had an engine fire in SJU?

RE: B6 A321 Evacuated In SJU?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:26 am
by yellowtail
Its an Airbus so it won't make headlines like a inflight shutdown on a 788...

RE: B6 A321 Evacuated In SJU?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:51 am
by santi319
It was a bird so it wasn't Airbus fault, not like the engine failed halfway through the Atlantic....

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 1):

Its an Airbus so it won't make headlines like a inflight shutdown on a 788...


RE: B6 A321 Evacuated In SJU?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:14 am
by etops1
Yes . Jetblue's first A321 has suffered an engine fire (failure) on take off roll in SJU . The aircraft had to be evacuated .

RE: B6 A321 Evacuated In SJU?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:15 am
by chepos
http://7online.com/news/jet-blue-fli...fk-from-san-juan-evacuated/250627/

B6 704 (SJU-JFK), a321, blew an engine on takeoff. Kudos to the crew, only 3 injured during the evac.

RE: B6 A321 Evacuated In SJU?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:19 am
by etops1
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RE: B6 A321 Evacuated In SJU?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:35 am
by GuitrThree
Quoting etops1 (Reply 5):

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Nope:

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RE: B6 A321 Evacuated In SJU?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:43 am
by prosa
It seems pretty rare for an evacuation NOT to involve injuries. I wonder if there's some way to redesign the slides to make them safer while still allowing for a quick evacuation.

RE: B6 A321 Evacuated In SJU?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:48 am
by RickNRoll
Quoting chepos (Reply 4):
B6 704 (SJU-JFK), a321, blew an engine on takeoff. Kudos to the crew, only 3 injured during the evac.

It looks like there is still fire coming from it even when the fire fighters in action.

RE: B6 A321 Evacuated In SJU?

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:09 am
by davidho1985
Why the "Mint fleet" 321 was operating that flight?
Itsn't all those Mint 321 fly the transcontential exclusively?

RE: B6 A321 Evacuated In SJU?

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:34 am
by Abeam79
Quoting davidho1985 (Reply 9):

This isn't a "Mint" configured A321, this is a "all core" (all economy) A321 which seats to about 190 pax. "Mint" is configured up to @165 or so. 16 Mint, 140 in the back. They use the All core A321's for high density routes, ie JFK-SJU/FLL/SDQ/AUA/BGI/NAS/LAS to name a few off the top of my head. Right now they have @7 Mint A321 for LAX, going to go upto 11 when SFO Mint service starts in a couple months, and about another 7 or so all core A321's doing high density routes from NYC. In short the Mint A321 is a seperate dedicated fleet of @11 or 12 they will use specifically for JFK-LAX/SFO..(For now..rumor is they will start Mint for Transcon LAX/SFO from Boston soon as well.)