Author Topic: United B763 at Chicago on Aug 27th rejected takeoff due to engine fire  (Read 1840 times)

Offline KB4TEZ

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Audio attached of the rejected take off.  Tried following over to 119.25, but the entire tower freq is in there so it's all mixed in.
so just the initial rejection, and runway close attached.

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N658UA performing flight UA-3 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Zurich (Switzerland), was accelerating for takeoff from Chicago's runway 09C when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed due to a right hand engine (PW4060) fire. The aircraft stopped on the runway, tower reported seeing smoke from the engine exhaust, emergency services responded and sprayed the engine extinguishing the fire. The runway was closed until the aircraft could be towed off the runway.

The FAA reported emergency services sprayed fire suppressant on the engine, the Boeing 767-300 was safely towed to the apron. The FAA have opened an investigation.

A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration N672UA reached Zurich with a delay of about 5.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Chicago about 17 hours after the rejected takeoff.