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Aircraft On Fire at Ohare

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posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:26 PM
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Mobile video.

It seems it blew a tire rolling out, with a knock on damage to engine and wing....see last link.






edit on 28-10-2016 by smurfy because: Text.




posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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Boeing 767-323ER N345AN, MSN 33084, LN:906. First flew 4/16/2003, powered by 2 GE CF6-80 engines.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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edit on 10/28/2016 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:30 PM
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Chicago fire officials reported an emergency at the scene, saying "aircraft down at O'Hare."

The incident prompted an extra-alarm response.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:32 PM
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I had a family member fly on a 767 to Europe last night. P&W engines on that one though.

This would be a stress maker if this happen before.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

This makes at least three GE engine fires in about a year. Two GE115Bs caught fire on 777s, and this one.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:37 PM
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GE, "we bring good things to life".

edit on 10/28/2016 by roadgravel because: typo



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:47 PM
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According to FR24, they were at 115 knots when they aborted.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Have you seen reference to which runway the plane was on?



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Not yet. They're still sorting details out.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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WGN has video of people using the slides during the evacuation of the plane.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

They were on 28R. That closed 28C and 28L.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 04:31 PM
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Seven passengers and a flight attendant were treated for minor injuries after the evacuation. The NTSB has announced they're sending a team to investigate the incident.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 04:36 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: lernmore

A piece of tire went through the cowling and broke either a hydraulic or fuel line, igniting the engine. The way it bent like that shows how much weight the winglet puts on the wingtip.


A piece of tire (tyre). Best ground the entire fleet then, much like the Concorde fiasco

Just saying



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: corblimeyguvnor

Concorde was already doomed, even if it hadn't crashed. It was never able to make enough money for it to last much longer than it did.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 04:58 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: corblimeyguvnor

Concorde was already doomed, even if it hadn't crashed. It was never able to make enough money for it to last much longer than it did.


I understand that Zaph, however, why spend so much money on mods to the fuel tanks if it was a no brainer, seems too convenient to just disband the fleet after the AF accident, spending millions for no reason .... sorry off topic but relevant



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: corblimeyguvnor

Because they had a few more years in them, until fuel prices started to fluctuate the way they did. In September 2001, a little over a year after AF 4590 crashed, fuel was at $0.74/gal. Concorde was affordable at that price, especially with fuel prices dropping over the next year. By October 2003, it had gone as high as $1.06/gal, and the overall trend for 2003 was up, even though it dropped after hitting that high. By 2004, it was hanging around $1/gal and increasing. They retired it at the right time, before they started losing more money on it.
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posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

makes sense

However, the people that used it, to get across the Atlantic in 3 hours would have, and probably still would, pay the premium regardless

I'm near Filton LOL, i still find the old bird desirable, it's quite sad to see her covered in Guano and slime, same could be said about any retired craft i suppose
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posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 07:13 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
According to FR24, they were at 115 knots when they aborted.


That is way below V1 speed, even for a light weight takeoff. The V1 speed is the continue or abort decision speed. Below V1 you stop, above V1 you continue the takeoff with 1 engine. The V1 speed for a moderately loaded (540,000 pounds) 777 with flaps 15 is right at 150 knots.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 07:19 PM
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