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« on: September 08, 2015, 07:55:31 PM »
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Re: 2015-09-08 - BAW2276 (KLAS-EGKK) catches on fire on the ground
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 07:31:58 PM »
"...Boeing 777-200, registration G-VIIO performing flight BA-2276 from Las Vegas,NV (USA) to London Gatwick,EN (UK) with 157 passengers and 13 crew..."

"Passengers reported there was a loud bang from the left hand side, the brakes came on, then there was enormeous heat, that appeared to melt down a couple of passenger windows, smoke entered the aircraft. They evacuated down the slides and were taken to the terminal. Later the captain joined the passengers at the terminal and told them, that they had suffered a catastrophic failure of the left hand engine."

"The airline reported: "The aircraft, a 777-200 experienced a technical issue as it was preparing for take-off from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas."

From:

http://avherald.com/h?article=48c10434&opt=0

Hard to tell at this point when the only information is from the general public. I'll be following this one closely.

Catastrophic Engine Failure is highly possible. Debris could have severed a fuel or oil line. Aside form heat damage, the engine nacelle looks intact. This would be a "Contained Failure" since all the big pieces remained inside the nacelle with the exception of the fuel or oil.  

Defiantly not a stuck or ceased brake, from the pictures with the article, the damage is to far forward and all main gear tires are up.  
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Re: 2015-09-08 - BAW2276 (KLAS-EGKK) catches on fire on the ground
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 02:52:51 PM »
Looks like it was an UNCONTAINED failure after all...

"On Sep 10th 2015 the NTSB reported first preliminary findings. The NTSB reported that there were multiple breaches of the engine case in the area of the high pressure compressor, several pieces of the high pressure compressor spool were found on the runway. The engine, engine pylon, fuselage structure and the inboard left wing were substantially damaged by fire. A number of occupants received minor injuries, mainly abrasions, in the evacuation. Cockpit Voice, Flight Data and Quick Access recorders have been taken to the NTSB Laboratory and are being downloaded."

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http://avherald.com/h?article=48c10434&opt=0