View Full Version : Asiana LAX-Bound A380 Catches on Fire in Seoul

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20th Oct 2019, 10:30
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The engine of an Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 caught on fire during refueling at Incheon International Airport in Seoul on Friday afternoon. The plane, HL7652, was about to carry out flight OZ 202 to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).Travelers inside the terminal saw smoke and sparks coming from the Rolls Royce Trent 970 engine during a start-up test. The engine then immediately caught on fire before being put out by the airport’s emergency services team.None of the 401 passengers had boarded the plane at the time. Another Asiana A380 (HL7634) was utilized as a replacement and took off four hours after the planned departure.This is the second engine trouble for the Seoul-based carrier in less than three months. In July 2019, another one of the airline’s A380s departing Los Angeles, HL7625, experienced an engine failure seven-hours into a Seoul-bound flight over the Pacific Ocean. To deal with the engine failure, the flight deck decided to cut the engine and continue onto its destination.Asiana Airlines is South Korea’s second-largest airline by fleet size and total passengers carried and has a fleet of six A380 aircraft with an average age of 4.6 years. A day before the incident, South Korea’s Supreme Court confirmed a government decision to temporarily suspend Asiana’s Incheon to San Francisco (SFO) route for 45 days as a penalty over the crash landing of OZ 214 on July 6, 2013, in San Francisco. Due to pilot error, there were three deaths and injuries to around 200 people.[/left] ]




20th Oct 2019, 10:37
"Start up test" during refueling?

20th Oct 2019, 13:40
"Start up test" during refueling?

Never trust a news report

corrective action ... shut off the fuel and motor the engine to blow the fire aft

still not sure if it was fuel fed or oil fed.

20th Oct 2019, 14:11
The plane, HL7652,
I think that should read HL7625

20th Oct 2019, 14:38
I think that should read HL7625


20th Oct 2019, 18:50
Used to call that a "Wet Start"

what next
20th Oct 2019, 19:37
Used to call that a "Wet Start"

Yes. One would think that those super-sophisticated 40-Million-$ engines with permanent satellite link to their manufacturer should be able to cope with such a trivial malfunction themselves... otherwise the pilotless airplane will never become reality.

20th Oct 2019, 19:49

Looks like some burning fuel on the tarmac.

21st Oct 2019, 14:24

Looks like some burning fuel on the tarmac.
Fluid inside the cowling can get pushed out the back when the N1 starts spinning. Saw an engine start right after, or during, a heavy rain and the amount of water pouring out the back of the cowling was impressive. Several buckets worth.

21st Oct 2019, 14:57
I suggest a reconsideration of the portable fire extinguishers available to ground staff should be undertaken. They don't seem to have the "range"