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British Airways 2276 Tower Audio

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Tower audio from the engine fire earlier today. The jet was evacuated. Two people were injured. (clyp.it) さらに...

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clipper759
Just a routine emergency. Outstanding Job. Enjoy the extra overnight in Vegas chaps.
btweston
btweston 6
Oh, you know. Just a massive jet engine bursting into flames right below several thousand pounds of fuel. No biggie.
clipper759
It better not be if you're a professional pilot. Rejected takeoffs, for numerous reasons, are one the most trained emergencies. Including evacuations. Nothing short of perfect is considered acceptable performance. This is why we expect to be well paid.
CDreier
Emergencies are not. Routine.

RECOR10
RECOR10 1
However, in this case, it was handled as if it was routine.
30west
30west 1
Yes, it was handled as if it were routine, the sign of a pro. However, things well executed, i.e. things requiring technical training, rehearsal, and proficiency........pilot, flight attendant, a virtuoso on the piano, a top level golfer, etc., appear routine and easy to do to the casual observer. The responsibilities and consequences, however, are orders of magnitude different among the groups.
masirovits
Just another day at the office for KLAS Twr! And I wish someone would slap the media for sensationalizing this event. If the events unfolded like they said (10 min. before fire crews got there!?) Hell in 10 min this WOULD'VE BEEN a disaster! Well done by all!
RECOR10
RECOR10 2
What fun is there in reporting facts?
bkoskie
Don't know if I would call it routine, but the pilots and flight crew did a terrific job. It's always good to see en emergency well handled.

I'm curious if the aircraft has Rolls Royce engines. The BA 777 that crash landed short of the runway at Gatwick several years ago had Rolls Royce engines which, if I recall correctly, were deemed the cause of that incident.
Swagger897
Actually the cause was the fuel lines were iced up and as a result were blocking the flow. Two different things here.
chalet
chalet 1
Don´t draw silly conclusions, firstly the Vegas BA 777 was powered by GE engines whereas the BA belly landing at Heathrow had RR engines that froze due to fuel lines freezing.
francislawton
General Electric GE90-85B's apparently
ercadm
broken link
clevelan003
Actually it happened on Final to Heathrow and the accident was attributed to icing
clevelan003
Ice crystals in the fuel were blamed as the cause of the accident, clogging the fuel-oil heat exchanger (FOHE) of each engine. This restricted fuel flow to the engines when thrust was demanded during the final approach to Heathrow. Boeing identified the problem as specific to the Rolls-Royce engine fuel-oil heat exchangers, and Rolls-Royce subsequently developed a modification to its FOHE; the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) mandated that all affected aircraft were to be fitted with the modification before 1 January 2011. Boeing 777 aircraft powered by General Electric or Pratt & Whitney engines were not affected by the problem.
FrankHarvey
And the filters on both sides froze up at exactly the same time causing both engines to quit at the same exact moment.

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