Dynamic Airways 405, a Boeing 767, suffered a major engine fire while taxiing to the runway at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport. Fifteen people
were reportedly transported to local hospitals, with most injuries reported as minor. There was one significant burn injury, and two mow burn injuries
reported. There were 101 passengers and crew on board the flight, which was bound for Venezuela.
The aircraft suffered major damage as a result. The pilot of another aircraft taxiing behind the Dynamic aircraft reported seeing fuel leaking from
the left engine.
The aircraft was a 767-200ER, built in 1986. It was one of only seven remaining that were built in that year.
It sounds like it will turn out to be a maintenance issue if it was leaking fuel before the fire started. It could be an age related issue, but I bet
it'll turn out to be someone screwed up during the last engine maintenance/change.
There were 21 people injured. There were 90 passengers and 11 crew on board. The aircraft is 30 years old, with no prior accidents or incidents. It
was up to date on all required checks and maintenance, and passed all required gate inspections.
The fuel line coupling worked loose and disconnected as they were taxiing, leading to the fire. The aircraft was in storage for two years prior to
September, so when it was restored to flight, the coupling was probably not tightened properly and slowly worked loose.
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