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FedEx MD-10 on fire at Fort Lauderdale airport

Old 28th Oct 2016, 23:07
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FedEx MD-10 on fire at Fort Lauderdale airport

Video just posted show MD-10 on fire a Fort Lauderdale

https://youtu.be/Yu2NJc9_4ss
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Two ground widebody aircraft fires in one day?
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Three major incidents in 24 hours if you include Donald Guff and his minion!
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Plus one off the end of a runway... Things happen in threes they say.
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Old 28th Oct 2016, 23:26
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Yikes

N370FE from TV news chopper video
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2 Wide body likely Write-offs in one day
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It doesn't take much to write-off an MD-10...
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Aircraft exploded after it stopped

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From a well placed source who has reported reliably in the past, the plane was FedEx 910, MEM-FLL landing on runway 10L.

Wind given when cleared to land was 050 at 18 gusts to 23. Later tower wind before landing was 050 at 14 gusts to 22.

The tower reported the left engine on fire, the aircraft off the runway by A4, debris on the runway.

Is this their first hull loss since the tragic mishap at NRT in 2009?
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Thank the deity she didn't roll..
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
It doesn't take much to write-off an MD-10...
Either way, this sure looks like enough!
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Old 29th Oct 2016, 00:22
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This aircraft first flew in 1972, it was nearly 45 years old! This seems to be a landing mishap rather than 'an engine fire' as the TV coverage is focusing on. Interestingly though, it is also a GE CF-6 engine, like the 767 in Chicago earlier.

Surely this aircraft (and the other MD10s) should have been resigned to the bin years ago?
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I don't think this narrative at jacdec.de makes any sense, PNS and FLL are not close to each other:

During cruiseflight, the aircraft experienced a catastrophic failure of its left engine. The pilots managed to make an emergency landing at Pensacola, FL.
2016-10-28 FedEx MD-10F gear collapse and fire on landing Ft. Lauderdale JACDEC
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I don't think this narrative at jacdec.de makes any sense, PNS and FLL are not close to each other:

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During cruiseflight, the aircraft experienced a catastrophic failure of its left engine. The pilots managed to make an emergency landing at Pensacola, FL.
2016-10-28 FedEx MD-10F gear collapse and fire on landing Ft. Lauderdale JACDEC
maybe it was because they're forced doing three things at once on this special day..
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Some of the chopper video shows a piece of the aircraft near the approach end of 10L. It is marked by an orange cone and looks to me like possibly part of a flap actuator and fairing. There is also a long dark streak on the left side of the runway.

Until today, I believe FedEx had gone over seven years without a mainline hull loss. I would definitely say that is a record for them. I don't believe they had gone over five years without a crash previously.

Is this possibly the seventh FedEx Mad Dog loss (two at MEM, SFS, SWF, EWR, NRT)? I've also heard rumors of a broken wing spar from a landing at ANC years ago.
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Is this possibly the seventh FedEx Mad Dog loss (two at MEM, SFS, SWF, EWR, NRT)? I've also heard rumors of a broken wing spar from a landing at ANC years ago.
Airbubba - I don't think those were all MD-10s, at least one was an MD-11.
For those who might not know, roughly 20 years ago FedEx picked up a bunch of DC-10s and worked with MacDac to install updated flight decks on them - turning a DC-10 into an MD-10.
The engine was most likely a CF6-50, which I noted in the American 767 thread has a long history of uncontained turbine disc failures - there are several associated AD's which don't seem to have helped much...
While of the same general 'series', the CF6-80C2 on the American 767 is a very different engine relative to the CF6-50.
At any rate, not pleasant times in Cincinnati...
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
Airbubba - I don't think those were all MD-10s, at least one was an MD-11.
I agree, that's why I used Mad Dog as a generic for the DC-10F, MD-10F and MD-11F. FedEx has crashed an occasional 727 and A300 over the years as well. But, I believe, no fatalities until the NRT MD-11 crash in 2009.
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
Airbubba - I don't think those were all MD-10s, at least one was an MD-11.
For those who might not know, roughly 20 years ago FedEx picked up a bunch of DC-10s and worked with MacDac to install updated flight decks on them - turning a DC-10 into an MD-10.
The engine was most likely a CF6-50, which I noted in the American 767 thread has a long history of uncontained turbine disc failures - there are several associated AD's which don't seem to have helped much...
While of the same general 'series', the CF6-80C2 on the American 767 is a very different engine relative to the CF6-50.
At any rate, not pleasant times in Cincinnati...
Be advised that the -80C2 is not immune:

https://aviation-safety.net/database...?id=20000922-0

https://aviation-safety.net/database...?id=19970906-1

https://aviation-safety.net/database...?id=20000607-1

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