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BA 777 on fire in Las Vegas

Old 9th Sep 2015, 00:43
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BA 777 on fire in Las Vegas

CNN reporting that a British Airways 777 is burning on the tarmac in Vegas. The plane was reportedly about to depart for London Gatwick. All on board evacuated.
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 00:45
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McCarran Airport @LASairport
UPDATE 4:33 PM -- There were 159 passengers and 13 crew on the flight. Two were transported for minor injuries.
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 00:48
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passenger pic from another place

KVVU, a Las Vegas TV station, has posted this pic:



simply described as "a passenger photo" though obviously from another aircraft.

[edited to point to a different posted copy of the same photo without wasted black pixels on each side]

Last edited by archae86; 9th Sep 2015 at 00:50. Reason: better posting copy of pic
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 00:56
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After fire is put out -

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Old 9th Sep 2015, 00:59
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Ecr5h_Y-M
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Tail G-VIIO serial number 29320 delivered 1998 to BA.
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 01:15
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Looks like he was taking off from 07L and stop close to A3 or A4. All I can see is a C txy sign... Anything else?

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Old 9th Sep 2015, 01:18
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BBC news channel just had a live picture the same angle as the photo nearest above, and also video from a helicopter tour above it after the fire was out, showing smoke deposited on both sides of the fuselage but more on the left about adjacent to the leading edge, the script saying a fire in one engine

Edit 0125: just showing it again, again saying left engine on fire as preparing for takeoff, and this time also quoting unnamed FAA spokesman also saying left engine fire
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 01:24
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Guardian had a reporter on board: plane was taking off and aborted.
Read his tweets here:https://twitter.com/JacobSteinberg

British Airways plane catches fire at Las Vegas airport | US news | The Guardian
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 01:25
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Not a brake fire

They didn't report it as a brake fire mainly because it isn't.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stsMzxKrr6Q

Put this video up and you can clearly see the left engine is on fire. The landing gear is not.

National news over here in the Colonies say the engine caught fire as the airplane was taxiing out for departure, but it was actually on takeoff roll.

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Old 9th Sep 2015, 01:38
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ATC recording: https://clyp.it/jrvdzhrw
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 01:44
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Listening to the ATC recording. So professional all round. Well done to all.
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 01:48
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well played captain and crew. very composed and good work from crews on the ground.
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 01:54
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Looks like a massive uncontained failure on the left engine!! Its shot to sh*t









Hats off to the crew for getting everyone off safe and sound.

Here is the ATC recording:

https://clyp.it/jrvdzhrw
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 01:56
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It appears that the slides were deployed on the fire affected side of the AC also?
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 01:58
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Have to wonder about ETOPS (or whatever it is called these days) special maintenance .
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 01:59
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Those passengers need to have their hand luggage collected up and crushed. The 'my hand luggage takes priority over your life' attitude infuriates me. Idiots.
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 02:08
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Originally Posted by aterpster View Post
Have to wonder about ETOPS (or whatever it is called these days) special maintenance .
Why would ETOPS maintenance have anything to do with the fire? It wouldn't of mattered if it had 4 engines, a fire is well a fire !
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 02:15
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Brilliantly handled, another British Airtours Manchester 1985 averted. The AAIB made numerous recommendations after this accident and they seem to have paid off.

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Old 9th Sep 2015, 02:18
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Top job by all concerned it would appear, apart from the idiots with bags...

A failure this serious resulting in a fire this severe could have been a different story if it had occurred past V1; I expect this to have repercussions.
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